Cleveland Indians rookie pitcher Mike Clevinger received two calls to the big leagues

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Chris Tremie, the manager at Triple-A Columbus, called Mike Clevinger on Monday night and delivered the news.Five minutes later, Clevinger received a second call from his minor-league skipper.”Clev, I just wanted to make sure you heard me,” Tremie told him. “You’re going to the big leagues.”The second conversation helped push the message across. Clevinger was left speechless after Tremie first informed the pitcher that he would make his major-league debut with the Indians on Wednesday. Tremie wasn’t sure if the right-hander understood.”He actually had to call me again to tell me,” Clevinger said. “Like, ‘No, [really], you’re going.’ It really didn’t sink in. It was a good moment.”Clevinger placed his first call to his mother and his girlfriend, who were together.”It was just tears and laughing and then I think they enjoyed a few glasses of wine,” Clevinger said, “so it was a good celebration.”For Clevinger, the news prompted some nerves and restlessness.His girlfriend gave birth to a baby girl earlier this month. Clevinger said he got less sleep on Monday night, even though the newborn was not nearby.”I’m still kind of grasping at the words for it,” he said. “I don’t think it’s sunk in yet. I’m just riding on cloud nine.”Clevinger said he “had the shakes” early Tuesday morning, before he flew to Cleveland to join the Indians. He’ll toe the rubber at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday evening. Clevinger was originally scheduled to start for Columbus on Tuesday.The 25-year-old went 5-0 with a 3.03 ERA in seven starts at Triple-A this season. He posted a 2.73 ERA at Double-A Akron last season.With the Clippers, he walked 17 and struck out 36 in 35 2/3 innings.