The San Diego Padres have placed Mike Clevinger on the 15-day injured list because of a triceps strain.

The move was made retroactive to Saturday.

Clevinger felt tightness in the area of his right triceps after pitching five scoreless innings last Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies. He didn't pitch at all in 2021 after recovering from his second Tommy John surgery.

"It's a little spot in his triceps that's not bad," Bob Melvin said. "But we've come so far with him and he was so good last time out, we just don't want any hiccups. ... He wants to pitch, but we just don't want any setbacks with him. It's too early in the season to try to push him at this point."

Clevinger is 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA in three starts this season.