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Corey Kluber | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Stetson
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Corey Kluber (back) will return to the Indians' rotation Thursday against the Athletics.
Kluber dominated in Friday's rehab outing for Double-A Akron (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R) and that was all manager Terry Francona needed to see. The former Cy Young winner missed most of May while dealing with lower back discomfort. His return will bump either Mike Clevinger or Danny Salazar from the starting rotation. May 27 - 6:18 PM

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Corey Kluber (back) pitched well in Friday's minor league rehab start with Double-A Akron, allowing just one hit over five shutout innings.

Kluber only struck out one on the night but was in complete command, setting down the final 13 hitters he faced in order. He needed just 47 pitches to complete five innings, throwing 33 of them for strikes. It seems likely he'll rejoin the Indians' rotation next week.
May 26 - 7:58 PM

Updating an earlier report, Corey Kluber (back) will make a rehab start for Double-A Akron on Friday.

Kluber had been scheduled to pitch Thursday for Triple-A Columbus but that game was rained out. The plan is for Kluber to throw around 70-75 pitches on Friday. If all goes well, he'll be back in Cleveland's starting rotation next week.
May 25 - 11:56 PM

Corey Kluber's scheduled rehab start with Triple-A Columbus has been pushed back to Friday.

Kluber had been scheduled to pitch on Thursday but with rain expected to hit Columbus, the Indians didn't want to risk having his start cut short. He's still expected to rejoin the Indians' rotation sometime next week, assuming everything goes off without a hitch on Friday.
May 25 - 7:04 PM

Corey Kluber (back) has officially been cleared to begin a rehab assignment on Thursday at Triple-A Columbus.

Kluber got the go-ahead after completing a bullpen session Monday. He's slated to throw 70-75 pitches for Columbus before rejoining the Indians' rotation next week if all goes well. "We don't want this recurring," pitching coach Mickey Callaway said. "We need our ace out there every day, and we think we went with the right approach." Mike Clevinger has been filling in for Kluber and doing a great job with a 1.56 ERA.
May 22 - 7:51 PM

Corey Kluber (back) is on track to begin a rehab assignment Thursday.

Kluber threw a successful three-inning simulated game Saturday and will toss a bullpen session Monday. Assuming that goes well, he'll officially be cleared for Thursday's rehab outing. It figures to be the only rehab start the former Cy Young winner needs before being activated, so Kluber should rejoin the Indians' rotation before the end of the month if he doesn't have a setback.
May 21 - 2:15 PM

Corey Kluber (back) threw a successful 40-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.

Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway said the right-hander "looked really strong" during the workout. The next step for Kluber is a simulated game on Saturday, then probably a rehab start. It sounds like he could return to Cleveland's starting rotation before the end of May.
May 18 - 12:43 PM

Corey Kluber (back) will throw 20 pitches in a light bullpen session on Monday.

Assuming Kluber's back feels good, the next step will be a full-intensity batting practice session in preparation for a simulated game. He appears on track for a return by the end of the month.
May 15 - 3:33 PM

According to Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Indians still do not have a timetable for the potential return of Corey Kluber (back).

Kluber is progressing slowly in his recovery from back tightness that forced his early exit against the Tigers on May 2. He has been doing light running and throwing off of flat ground, but still hasn't progressed to the point where he's ready to throw off of a mound. Mike Clevinger will continue to occupy his spot in the rotation for the foreseeable future.
May 13 - 11:48 AM

Indians placed RHP Corey Kluber on the 10-day disabled list with lower back discomfort.

Kluber made an early departure Tuesday night against the Tigers after experiencing renewed back tightness and he'll miss at least one turn in the Cleveland rotation. The ace right-hander allowed five earned runs in three innings Tuesday before getting pulled and owns an ugly 5.06 ERA through six starts this season.
May 3 - 3:34 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Corey Kluber (back) is likely headed for the disabled list.

Kluber left his start Tuesday night against the Tigers after experiencing renewed discomfort in his lower back and he had trouble standing for his postgame interview with the media. The ace right-hander owns an ugly 5.06 ERA in 37 1/3 innings (six starts) this season. Look for something more official by Thursday.
May 3 - 3:08 PM

Corey Kluber left his start Tuesday night against the Tigers with lower back discomfort.

It's the second time this season that he's dealt with back trouble. Kluber allowed five earned runs in three innings Tuesday before exiting. He now has a 5.06 ERA in 37 1/3 innings (six starts) this year.
May 2 - 9:18 PM

Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 10 batters while allowing three runs over seven innings in the Indians' 4-3 win over the Astros on Thursday.

Kluber got off to a rocky start, allowing three runs through the first three innings, but he settled down to keep the Astros off the board for his final four frames. The win was his third in a row, improving him to 3-1 with a 4.19 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 34 1/3 innings. Kluber will try to run his streak to four when he faces the Tigers in Detroit on Tuesday.
Apr 27 - 10:17 PM

Corey Kluber tossed a three-hit shutout in Friday’s 3-0 victory over the White Sox.

He needed 110 pitches (73 of them strikes) to compete his fourth career shutout. Kluber was flat-out dominant, striking out nine batters while issuing only two walks. All three hits were singles. Kluber lowered his ERA from 6.38 to 4.28 with the brilliant outing and fantasy owners should expect continued improvements in the outings to come. He’ll square off against the Astros next time out.
Apr 22 - 12:18 AM

Corey Kluber allowed six runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings but left with a victory over the Tigers on Saturday.

Kluber was staked to a seven-run lead in the early innings, and while it's hard to say what kind of an effect a lopsided score can have on a pitcher, his day wasn't a walk in the park, either. Perhaps most alarming is that he served up another homer in Saturday's game, his fifth allowed in three starts. The win was his first this year, leaving him at 1-1 with a 6.38 ERA through three appearances. If he's going to have a dominant showing soon, Thursday at the Twins is a good bet to be it.
Apr 15 - 11:47 PM

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
3Bradley Zimmer
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Shawn Armstrong
9Danny Salazar