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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 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. Sep 17 - 4:43 PM

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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.
Sep 12 - 11:06 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.
Sep 8 - 1:04 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.
Sep 2 - 10:08 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.
Aug 28 - 10:06 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.
Aug 23 - 10:45 PM

MLB.com'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.
Aug 20 - 12:42 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.
Aug 19 - 6:30 PM

Corey Kluber suffered a minor ankle sprain during Friday's start against the Royals.

Indians' manager Terry Francona said afterwards that the injury is minor and as long as he's able to throw his regular bullpen session during the week that he isn't in danger of missing his next start, otherwise they'll push him back a few days.
Aug 18 - 11:42 PM

Corey Kluber pitched seven innings of three-run ball and struck out nine as the Indians edged the Rays 4-3 on Sunday.

Maybe are standards are just too high, but this rates as a disappointing outing for Kluber. He pitched complete-game three-hitters against the Yankees and Rockies his last two times out. He had struck out 11 in five straight outings. Today, though, he was going against an ice-cold Rays offense and gave up as many as three runs for just the fourth time in 14 starts since he returned from the disabled list. It was the third time in those 14 starts that he failed to reach double figures in K's. All things consider, you should probably just go ahead and drop him.
Aug 13 - 5:51 PM

Corey Kluber punched out 11 batters and allowed just one run in a 4-1 complete-game win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

He gave up a home run to the first batter he faced in the ballgame then was utterly dominant for the rest of the night. He allowed three base hits and did not issue a free pass. Charlie Blackmon's leadoff home run was the only run of the game until the Tribe scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kluber's record improves to 10-3 with a 2.65 ERA in 20 starts. He has an elite 183/28 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 132 2/3 innings.
Aug 8 - 10:25 PM

Corey Kluber struck out 11 while allowing a lone run in a complete-game, 5-1 victory over the Yankees on Thursday.

Kluber's only blemish was a solo homer served up to Gary Sanchez in the seventh inning. Otherwise, he was dominant, giving up just two other hits and walking a batter over his nine innings of work. It was the 10th time in 12 starts since the beginning of June in which he's struck out double-digit batters, and his 172 strikeouts are third-most in the AL. His 2.77 ERA and 0.95 WHIP also rank among the best in the league, and the 31-year-old is now 9-3 heading into an interleague tilt against the Rockies on Wednesday.
Aug 3 - 11:42 PM

With Wednesday's game against the Red Sox rained out, Corey Kluber will start on Thursday.

Trevor Bauer had been scheduled to give it a go on Wednesday, but with the rainout, he has now been pushed back to Friday. Kluber and the Tribe will be taking on Sonny Gray in his first start with the Yankees in Thursday's game.
Aug 2 - 9:36 PM

Corey Kluber allowed four earned runs, nine hits and a walk with 12 strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision on the road Saturday against the White Sox.

It was a tough result for Kluber, as he entered 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA and a complete game against the White Sox over his first two starts against them. He has been mortal on the road, posting a 2-2 record and 3.66 ERA in seven outings. Kluber is a much more impressive 6-1 with a 2.38 ERA and .197 opponent batting average in 10 starts at home. His next start will be in Progressive Field on Friday against the Yankees.
Jul 30 - 12:35 AM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Yandy Diaz
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Jason Kipnis
3Greg Allen
RF1Jay Bruce
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Brandon Guyer
4Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
8Ryan Merritt
9Dylan Baker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Joe Smith
4Bryan Shaw
5Zach McAllister
6Dan Otero
7Boone Logan
8Nick Goody
9Tyler Olson
10Craig Breslow
11Kyle Crockett
12Shawn Morimando
13Shawn Armstrong