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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
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Corey Kluber dominated the Blue Jays on Sunday, racking up 14 strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball.
Kluber was pitching on a bit of extra rest after being skipped Friday due to a sore neck and he didn't skip a beat, delivering 81 of his 120 pitches for strikes as the Tribe cruised to an 8-1 victory. The one run he allowed came on a solo shot by Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar in the top of the third inning. Kluber boasts a 1.35 ERA with 108 strikeouts over his last 80 innings dating back to June 1. A road start against the White Sox comes next. Jul 23 - 4:15 PM

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Corey Kluber (neck) will not make his next scheduled start Friday against the Blue Jays.

The hope is he can pitch in Sunday's series finale, but that's not certain either. Trevor Bauer will start Friday and Danny Salazar (shoulder) will return from the disabled list to start Saturday's game. Kluber is battling a neck issue that hopefully isn't related to his chronic back problems. The ace right-hander owns a dominant 1.56 ERA with 94 strikeouts over his last 63 1/3 innings.
Jul 19 - 2:08 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Corey Kluber is battling a neck issue and could have his next start pushed back a few days.

That might clear an opening for Danny Salazar's return to the starting rotation. Kluber, who dealt with back problems earlier this season, boasts a 1.56 ERA with 94 strikeouts over his last 63 1/3 innings dating back to the beginning of June. There should be something more official from the Indians on Wednesday.
Jul 18 - 8:05 PM

Corey Kluber allowed three earned runs, five hits and no walks with 12 strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Saturday in Oakland.

Kluber looked sharp again despite traveling to Miami earlier in the week for the All-Star Game festivities, then beating out to Oakland to re-join his teammates. Kluber is 1-0 with a 1.65 ERA over his past two outings on the road, and he has recorded 10 or more strikeouts in six of his past seven outings overall.
Jul 16 - 2:52 AM

Corey Kluber pitched well in a no-decision on Sunday, allowing one run on three hits over his five innings of work against the Tigers.

The right-hander punched out eight on the night while walking three. While he was able to limit the damage, he needed 101 pitches to get through five frames, forcing the Tribe to go to their bullpen early which was ultimately their demise. Kluber hits the All-Star break with a 2.80 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 123/24K/BB ratio across 93 1/3 innings in 14 starts this season.
Jul 10 - 12:03 AM

Corey Kluber recorded 10 strikeouts across eight innings of one-run ball but was still saddled with a loss against the Padres on Tuesday.

He permitted only five hits and one walk over his eight brilliant frames. But, his defense let him down in the fifth inning, as both Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis had misplays on two different potential double-play balls. Kluber became the first Indians pitcher ever to notch five straight 10+ strikeout games, and he’s punched out double-digit batters in seven of 13 starts this season. He’ll close out his first half on Sunday at home against the Tigers.
Jul 4 - 10:25 PM

Corey Kluber pitched eight innings of one-run ball and struck out 12 in defeating the Rangers on Thursday.

Kluber walked just one and faced four batters over the minimum in his eight innings. The one run came on Nomar Mazara's homer in the first. Kluber has fanned 10 in five of his six starts since coming off the disabled list. He should be AL Pitcher of the Month after going 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA and a 64/7 K/BB ratio in June.
Jun 29 - 3:16 PM

Corey Kluber punched out 13 batters and allowed two runs -- both unearned -- in seven innings and did not earn a decision as his club lost to the Twins on Saturday.

Second baseman Jason Kipnis made a throwing error on the first batter of the game that led to two unearned runs scoring in the first inning. Kluber didn't let it bother him and proceeded to dominate the game. He surrendered just three base hits and two walks. Unfortunately his teammates couldn't help him out with much run support. This was the third game in a row and fifth time in his 11 starts this season that Kluber has notched double-figure strikeouts in a game. His record holds at 6-2 with a 3.24 ERA. He has 93 punchouts and 19 walks in 72 1/3 innings.
Jun 24 - 9:09 PM

Corey Kluber struck out 11 in a complete-game shutout against the Orioles on Monday.

Kluber cruised from the start of this one and ended up throwing 80 strikes among his 108 pitches. He allowed three hits, all of them singles, and walked none in his fifth career shutout. Four of those shutouts have come since the start of last year.
Jun 19 - 11:34 PM

Corey Kluber punched out 10 batters while giving up two runs in seven innings but had to settle for a no-decision as his team lost to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Kluber was on top of his game tonight but couldn't pull out a win. Both runs scored in the second inning, the first one on an infield single by Joc Pederson and the second one on a steal of home by Chris Taylor. This was Kluber's third 10-strikeout game of the season. He has been more inconsistent than usual this year and missed nearly a month on the disabled list with a back injury. He has a 5-2 record with a 4.15 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in nine starts. He has punched out 69 batters and walked only 17 in 56 1/3 innings and should be one of the better starters in the league moving forward.
Jun 15 - 12:21 AM

Corey Kluber pitched six innings of three-run ball and struck out eight Friday against the White Sox.

Kluber wasn't quite as dominant tonight as in his first start back from the disabled list last week, but he was able to pick up his fifth win after the Indians scored four runs in the first five innings. Kluber has fanned at least eight in five of his last six starts.
Jun 10 - 12:39 AM

Corey Kluber struck out 10 over six innings in the Indians' 8-0 shutout of the Athletics on Thursday.

Indians pitchers struck out 17 in the combined three-hitter, and that was without turning to Andrew Miller or Cody Allen (Bryan Shaw, Nick Goody and Danny Salazar combined for seven strikeouts in three innings). Kluber needed just 77 pitches to get through six innings in his return from the disabled list. Clearly, this A's group was the perfect opponent for him.
Jun 1 - 3:38 PM

Indians activated RHP Corey Kluber from the 10-day disabled list.

Kluber will return to the Indians' starting rotation on Thursday afternoon against the visiting A's after missing a month with a lower back issue. He looked dominant in his one rehab appearance with Double-A Akron, yielding just one hit over five scoreless innings. The ace right-hander was sporting a 5.06 ERA through his first six starts this season with Cleveland, but he's close to a must-play in standard fantasy leagues out of the gate versus Oakland.
Jun 1 - 9:09 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Austin Jackson
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Abraham Almonte
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Ryan Merritt
9Tyler Olson