Heading into their Wednesday matinee against the Cincinnati Reds, the Cleveland Indians are 10.5 games back of the Minnesota Twins.

But the team received some good news when manager Terry Francona revealed to reporters that starting pitcher Mike Clevinger will rejoin the team's rotation on Monday when it faces the Texas Rangers.

The right-handed Clevinger hasn't pitched for the Indians since April 7 when he left a win over the Toronto Blue Jays with back tightness. He was later diagnosed with a right upper back strain, for which surgery was initially considered.

Clevinger, however, ultimately avoided the going under the knife with his absence ultimately lasting just a little longer than his stint on the 60-day injured list.