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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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The BBWAA announced Wednesday that Corey Kluber was named the American League Cy Young Award winner.
He received 28-of-30 first-place votes en route to his second career Cy Young Award. Chris Sale finished second with the other two votes, and Luis Severino finished third. This was Sale's award to lose up until August, but a strong finish by Kluber along with Sale's struggles to finish the season turned the tide. The 31-year-old right-hander had another stellar season for the Indians, with a 2.25 ERA and 265 strikeouts in just under 204 innings while leading Cleveland to another AL Central title. Wed, Nov 15, 2017 06:20:00 PM

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Corey Kluber won the Players Choice Outstanding AL Pitcher Award on Wednesday.

Kluber was competing with Chris Sale and Luis Severino for this particular piece of hardware. Cleveland's right-handed ace is also a strong candidate for AL Cy Young Award honors after registering a 2.25 ERA and 265 strikeouts in just under 204 innings in 2017.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 08:30:00 PM

Corey Kluber, Chris Sale and Luis Severino are the three finalists for the BBWAA's 2017 American League Cy Young award.

Severino had a marvelous campaign, but this one will come down to Kluber and Sale and momentum seemed to shift Kluber's way down the stretch. The Indians' ace posted a 2.25 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 265/36 K/BB ratio across 203 2/3 frames this season. He'll be gunning for his second Cy Young award.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 07:01:00 PM

Corey Kluber gave up three runs in 3 2/3 innings in a Game 5 ALDS loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

Kluber only gave up three hits and two walks and he struck out six. Unfortunately, two of those hits were homers by Didi Gregorius, and Kluber's shaky command on Wednesday caused the Tribe to turn to the bullpen early. It's disappointing to see the right-hander's year come to an end like this, because he was so consistent throughout the 2017 regular season. He'll finish either first or second in the AL Cy Young voting, but his season ends on a disappointing note, especially for Cleveland fans.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 11:58:00 PM

Corey Kluber was shelled for six runs in just 2 2/3 innings but escaped without a loss as his club came back late to beat the Yankees in the first round of the playoffs on Friday.

The Yankees didn't care that he is the favorite for the American League Cy Young Award this year. They cracked seven hits and drew a walk while fanning four times against the Indians' ace. Kluber served up a two-run bomb to Gary Sanchez in the first inning, then teed up a three-run gopherball to Aaron Hicks in the third. It was an uncharacteristically poor outing for Kluber. He may get another shot at the Yankees if the series goes to five games, although it is more likely his next start will come early in the ALCS if the Indians advance.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 11:00:00 PM

Corey Kluber kept the White Sox to one run over five innings in a no-decision Saturday.

Getting in some work before the postseason, Kluber scattered six hits while striking out three in the outing. His final numbers look like this: 18-4 with a 2.25 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 265/36 K/BB ratio in 29 starts. The only unanimous choice for Yahoo's inaugural All-MLB Team, the 31-year-old will likely be taking home plenty of hardware this winter, including his second AL Cy Young Award.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 12:37:00 AM

Corey Kluber earned his 18th win of the season Sunday in the Indians' 4-2 defeat of the Mariners.

Ben Gamel hit a two-run homer off Kluber in the bottom of the fifth, but it came after an inning-opening fielding error by shortstop Francisco Lindor so both runs were unearned. Kluber yielded only five other hits -- four of them singles -- and he struck out 10. The 31-year-old ace boasts a 2.27 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 262/36 K/BB ratio in 198 2/3 innings this season for the American League Central champions. His final regular-season start will come at home against the White Sox.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 07:13:00 PM

Corey Kluber hurled seven shutout innings against Kansas City in a 3-2 victory over the Royals on Sunday.

Kluber allowed just three hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out nine. That's now two straight starters against the Royals where he has yet to allow a run. As good as Chris Sale has been this year, you could argue that Kluber is the more-deserving Cy Young candidate right now. His next start will be in Safeco Field on Saturday when Cleveland takes on Seattle.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Corey Kluber hurled a shutout against the Tigers to notch the Indians' 20th straight win on Tuesday.

The offense had a disappointing showing against Matt Boyd and company, amassing just two runs. Fortunately, Kluber was on point against a weak lineup, pitching a five-hitter for his third shutout of the year. He's 16-4 with a 2.44 ERA through 26 starts. Undoubtedly, as of right now, he's been the AL's best pitcher in 2017. The argument for Chris Sale in the Cy Young race would be that he's made three extra starts, but even so, he's thrown just 11 more innings than Kluber.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 11:06:00 PM

Corey Kluber allowed a pair of solo homers to the White Sox in the first inning but settled down from there, striking out 13 over seven innings in a win Thursday.

Three batters in it seemed as though Kluber might not have his best stuff; solo homers by Yolmer Sanchez and Jose Abreu were ominous signs as best. But Kluber regrouped quickly, allowing just one other hit and walking one to go with his 13 punchouts. He improved to 15-4 with the win, lowering his ERA to 2.56 and his WHIP to 0.88 in the process. He seems to be trending heavily toward picking up his second American League Cy Young Award this fall. The 31-year-old will seek to further strengthen his case Tuesday when the Indians host the division-rival Tigers.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 01:04:00 AM

Corey Kluber allowed one run on eight hits in eight innings to earn a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

He struck out seven without issuing a base-on-balls in the premium effort. He held the Tigers scoreless until a Bryan Holaday single knocked in a run in the seventh frame. Kluber has been utterly dominant all year long. He improves to 14-4 with a 2.56 ERA and leads the American League with a 0.90 WHIP. The former Cy Young Award winner has an elite 222:33 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 168 2/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 10:08:00 PM

Corey Kluber improved to 13-4 on Monday after allowing two runs over eight innings against the Yankees.

Kluber fell behind after giving up an RBI single to Todd Frazier in the fifth, but the Indians took the lead back in the seventh. He gave up three hits in all while walking just one batter and striking out seven. He lowered his ERA to 2.63 with the win. The final month of the season will determine whether Kluber or Chris Sale takes home the AL Cy Young Award.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 10:06:00 PM

Even though he struck out 12 and allowed just two runs in 7 2/3 innings, Corey Kluber took a loss to Boston on Wednesday.

Still not the hardest-luck loss of the night (see Hill, Rich). Kluber was pretty terrific, though. He's turned in quality starts in three of his four losses this year, with the only exception being the May 2 start against the Tigers in which he hurt his back.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 10:45:00 PM's Jordan Bastian writes that Corey Kluber (ankle) "didn't appear to have any issues" during a bullpen session Sunday.

We'll have to wait and see how he feels Monday, but all signs are pointing to Kluber being fine to make his next scheduled start Wednesday versus the Red Sox. He exited his last outing with a mildly sprained right ankle.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 12:42:00 PM

Corey Kluber (ankle) will try to throw a side session on Sunday.

Kluber expects to make his next start Wednesday against the Red Sox, though Cleveland's medical staff is only calling him 50/50. The Indians will have a better idea of where he stands after Sunday's side session. The former Cy Young winner left Friday's start against Kansas City with a minor ankle sprain. Consider him day-to-day.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 06:30:00 PM

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