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Corey Kluber | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Corey Kluber limited the Reds to one run over eight innings Saturday in a 2-1 Indians victory.
Kluber gave up nine hits -- including three doubles -- but he didn't walk a batter and the only run he allowed came on a second-inning sacrifice fly. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner has now been dominant in three straight outings and should continue the roll next week in Seattle. It would have been smart to buy low a few weeks ago. May 23 - 6:57 PM

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Corey Kluber struck out 12 batters while allowing only one run in nine innings, but was handed a no-decision as the Indians lost in 10 innings to the White Sox on Monday.

Kluber flirted with a no-hitter and struck out 18 in eight shutout innings against the Cardinals on Wednesday, so he had quite the act to follow. He did a great job nevertheless, scattering five hits and a walk. Kluber allowed his only run to score in the sixth inning when he uncorked a wild pitch. The right-hander's ERA is down to 3.79 with a 1.12 WHIP and a 76/12 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings. He'll aim for another double-digit strikeout performance the next time he toes the rubber over the weekend at home against the Reds.
May 18 - 10:56 PM

Corey Kluber struck out 18 batters over eight scoreless innings Wednesday night in the Indians' 2-0 blanking of the visiting Cardinals.

The only hit for St. Louis was a seventh-inning single up the middle from Jhonny Peralta. Kluber was absolutely brilliant in what will go down as one of the best eight-inning pitching performances of all time. And he probably could have challenged for 20 strikeouts had the Indians let him pitch the ninth (his pitch count was at 113). Kluber entered the outing with an 0-5 record and 5.04 season ERA, but it was only a matter of time for the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner to find a groove. He'll try to stay hot next week against the White Sox.
May 13 - 9:19 PM

Corey Kluber's miserable beginning to the 2015 season continued on Thursday, surrendering five runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Royals.

On the plus side, Kluber was able to rack up seven strikeouts while walking only two. The Royals pounced on the reigning American League Cy Young winner early, putting up four runs in the first inning, highlighted by Eric Hosmer's three-run blast. He'll head into Wednesday's start against the Cardinals with an 0-5 record, 5.04 ERA and 1.39 WHIP through 44 2/3 innings.
May 7 - 7:51 PM

Corey Kluber was hammered again Saturday, yielding five runs -- four earned -- over five innings in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Kluber is now 0-4 in his followup to last year's Cy Young campaign. He gave up eight hits and two walks Saturday to the visiting Jays, watching his ERA jump from 4.24 to 4.62. He's a good bet to get it together at some point, and the 29-year-old right-hander has a favorable matchup next week against the light-hitting Twins.
May 2 - 7:48 PM

Corey Kluber fell to 0-3 after surrendering six runs (four earned) in 6 1/3 innings in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Royals.

Kluber, for his second start in a row, allowed double-digit hits. The Royals eked out single runs in the second, third, and sixth innings before rallying for a three-run frame in the seventh to chase him from the game. Along with the 10 hits, Kluber walked two and struck out five. The defending AL Cy Young Award winner has a 4.24 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a 36/7 K/BB ratio in 34 innings. Kluber will vie for his first win of the season after the calendar turns to May when he opposes the Blue Jays at home.
Apr 27 - 10:05 PM

Corey Kluber was hammered for six earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the White Sox.

It was an uncharacteristically awful start from Kluber, who dominated the Pale Hose last season en route to his first Cy Young Award. He issued just one walk and struck out six, but the White Sox pounded him for 13 hits -- including four doubles and a Jose Abreu home run. The 29-year-old right-hander is a good bet to get back on track next time out against the Royals.
Apr 22 - 5:16 PM

Corey Kluber took a no-decision Friday after allowing two runs over eight innings against the Twins.

Kluber had a perfect game until giving up a leadoff single to Oswaldo Arcia in the bottom of the sixth inning. He ended up allowing two runs in the frame, which cost him a chance at a win. Still, it was a very solid outing, as he gave up just three hits and one walk while striking out eight batters. The 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner is still looking for his first win, but he has a 2.49 ERA and 25/4 K/BB ratio through 21 2/3 innings. This is no one-year wonder.
Apr 18 - 12:57 AM

Corey Kluber yielded two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in the Indians' loss to the Tigers.

Kluber served up a leadoff homer to Anthony Gose in the top of the first inning and Victor Martinez punched in a run on a doubleplay groundout in that same frame. Kluber settled in nicely from there, striking out 10 batters against just one walk in what turned out to be a no-decision. The 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner boasts a 2.63 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 17/3 K/BB ratio through 13 2/3 innings this season. A road start against the Twins is next.
Apr 11 - 8:39 PM

Corey Kluber limited the Astros to two runs over 7 1/3 innings but took an Opening Day loss on Monday.

Kluber and Keuchel traded zeroes through the first five innings, but it was Kluber who yielded first in the sixth inning when George Springer knocked in the game's first run with a single. The Astros tacked on an insurance run in the eighth on a Jake Marisnick sacrifice fly. Overall, Kluber allowed three hits and two walks while striking out seven -- still a strong 2015 debut on the heels of last year's Cy Young campaign.
Apr 6 - 9:42 PM

Indians signed RHP Corey Kluber to a five-year, $38.5 million contract extension.

While the extension is technically five years, it includes the 2015 season. The Indians also have club options on the deal for 2020 and 2021, and the contract can max out at $77 million if all of the escalators are hit and options are picked up. It's a deal that will work out great for the Indians if Kluber stays healthy but also gives the righty financial stability for life.
Apr 5 - 3:53 PM

MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports that Corey Kluber's five-year contract extension includes the 2015 season.

So it's really a four-year extension with club options for 2020 and 2021. The deal, which is expected to be finalized soon, will keep Kluber in Cleveland through at least one, and possibly three, potential free agent years. Bastian hears that it's worth $38 million guaranteed.
Apr 5 - 11:41 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman is reporting that the Indians' extension with Corey Kluber has been completed pending a physical.

The deal is reportedly of the five-year variety, with two option years. Monetary terms undetermined at the moment, but we should expect an official announcement on Sunday or Monday. This is a nice way for the Indians to start the season, as Kluber did not want to negotiate after Opening Day. The reigning AL Cy Young winner leads an Indians staff that's filled with multiple power arms.
Apr 4 - 8:53 PM

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Indians should have an extension in place with Corey Kluber by Opening Day.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick has subsequently reported that it could be a five-year contract with two option years. This is happening fast, as just two days ago, it was being reported by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman that that the chances of a deal prior to the start of the season were "less than great." Kluber won the AL Cy Young in 2014 and will be eligible for arbitration in 2015. The pitcher does not want to discuss a deal in-season, so it makes sense for the Indians to be trying to lock him down now.
Apr 4 - 7:15 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, talks between the Indians and Corey Kluber regarding a long-term contract extension are progressing.

Kluber doesn't want to negotiate in-season, so if something isn't finalized before Opening Day, they will put talks on hold until the offseason. The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner will be arbitration-eligible for the first time after the 2015 season.
Apr 4 - 1:52 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4T.J. House
5Danny Salazar
6Shaun Marcum
7Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Zach McAllister
7Ryan Webb
8Josh Tomlin