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Corey Kluber | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 exited Monday's start against the Royals with a right calf cramp.
Kluber was cruising through seven scoreless innings and actually came out to the mound for the eighth, but Indians manager Terry Francona and trainer James Quinlan thought it was best to take him out of the game. That didn't work out so well for the Indians, as the Royals put up a seven-spot in the eighth, but fortunately Kluber's issue isn't considered serious. He struck out eight and walked three before exiting and now owns a 3.42 ERA and 130/30 K/BB ratio through 129 innings this season. Jul 18 - 10:57 PM

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Corey Kluber dominated the Yankees on Friday, beating them 10-2 while allowing only one run in eight innings.

Kluber struck out eight batters without walking any. He allowed only five hits, with his lone mistake being a home run ball to Brian McCann. His record improves to 9-8 with a 3.61 ERA after his last start of the first half. He has 122 strikeouts and 27 walks in 122 innings.
Jul 8 - 10:21 PM

Corey Kluber proved ineffective in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing five runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings.

Kluber struck out four and walked four on the afternoon. Three of the five runs on his line scored in the very first inning courtesy of a three-run homer off the bat of Russell Martin. The former AL Cy Young Winner owns a 3.79 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 114/27 K/BB ratio across 114 innings. He will finish out the first half with a home start against the Yankees.
Jul 3 - 4:19 PM

Corey Kluber held the Braves to just two runs across eight innings in a 5-3 victory Tuesday.

Kluber was pushed back a day in order to get extra rest following last week's shutout. He came close to another shutout in this one, yielding only a two-out, two-RBI single in the sixth inning. He was at just 87 pitches through eight, but the Indians pinch-hit for him in the top of the ninth and wound up breaking the tie. Kluber will carry a 3.50 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 110/23 K/BB ratio over 110 2/3 frames into this weekend's start in Toronto. The Indians have won 11 in a row.
Jun 28 - 10:40 PM

Corey Kluber's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Monday to Tuesday.

The Indians are giving Kluber an extra day of rest after he threw 115 pitches in a three-hit shutout in his last outing. He'll still make two starts during the upcoming week. Trevor Bauer will flip-flop turns with Kluber and take the ball Monday.
Jun 26 - 11:44 AM

Corey Kluber struck out nine while scattering three hits in a complete-game, 6-0 shutout of the Rays on Tuesday.

Two of those three hits, all singles, came in the ninth inning with Kluber over 100 pitches, as he flat-out dominated the Rays for most of the game. It was the third time this year he's struck out nine or more in a start, and the win pulled him to 7-7 overall. Kluber will carry a 3.86 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 103/22 K/BB ratio into Monday's game against the Braves.
Jun 21 - 10:19 PM

Corey Kluber was pounded for a career high-tying eight runs in five-plus innings by the Royals on Wednesday.

The Indians brought Kluber back out for the sixth even though he had just given up four runs in the fifth (in addition to two in the first). The first two hitters singled against him, and he was finally pulled. Both runners later came around to score. It's the second time in his career Kluber has allowed eight runs. He also did it May 10, 2013 against the Tigers. Kluber had allowed two runs over 15 innings in his previous two starts this month, one of which came against the Royals.
Jun 16 - 12:02 AM

Corey Kluber went the distance against the Angels on Friday, pitching a three-hitter in a 6-2 victory.

Kluber struck out eight and walked one in his second complete game of the year. Since opening the season 0-3 with a 6.16 ERA, he's posted a 2.97 ERA and a 68/14 K/BB ratio in 69 2/3 innings over 10 starts.
Jun 11 - 1:00 AM

Corey Kluber was on a roll in Sunday's win over the Royals, tossing six innings of shutout ball before a lengthy rain delay ended his afternoon.

Kluber struck out six, walked two and allowed just two hits. Through six innings, he had thrown a reasonable 82 pitches. Unfortunately, the heavens proceeded to play dice with the game and a rain delay of around three hours prevented Kluber from pitcher deeper into the contest. The right-handed ace has been up-and-down through his first 12 starts, but his numbers have slowly begun to round into shape. He will carry a 3.98 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 79/18 K/BB ratio (79 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Angels next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 5 - 6:49 PM

Corey Kluber was charged with six runs over six innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

He served up home runs to Bryan Holaday and Jurickson Profar in the outing, giving up eight hits on the night. Kluber did at least strike out six batters without issuing a walk. It's been an inconsistent first two months for the right-hander, as he'll take a 4.15 ERA into June. However, his 1.11 WHIP and 73/16 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 frames suggest a better ERA lies ahead. Kluber will get the Royals on Sunday.
May 31 - 9:37 PM

Corey Kluber was fantastic in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the White Sox, firing 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball while striking out nine.

Only one of the two runs on Kluber's line was earned. The nine strikeouts stand as his second-best effort of 2016. After struggling for much of April, the ace right-hander has worked his ERA down to 3.78. He also holds a 1.11 WHIP and 67/16 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings. He will look to continue to round into form in a home start against the Rangers next time he takes the ball.
May 25 - 5:21 PM

Corey Kluber picked up his third victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Red Sox to two runs on five hits over seven strong innings.

The right-hander punched out six on the evening while walking two and scattering five hits. The Red Sox scored single runs in each of the first two innings, but Kluber was able to bear down and keep them off the board the remainder of the night. He now sports a 4.10 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 58/15 K/BB ratio across 59 1/3 innings on the season. He'll take on the White Sox his next time out in Chicago on Wednesday.
May 20 - 10:26 PM

Corey Kluber allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

Like in his last outing, Kluber started out strong, tossing four scoreless innings, before things went downhill in the fifth. A Juan Centeno two-run homer started the scoring, and the Twins added runs in each of the next two innings to chase the right-hander. He gave up seven hits and three walks in total, striking out seven. He's now 2-5 with a pedestrian 4.30 ERA on the year. The signs are still there that Kluber can and will be better than this, and he's got a great shot at a better result Thursday against the Reds.
May 14 - 7:58 PM

Corey Kluber lasted just 2 2/3 innings on Monday, giving up five runs in a loss to the Astros.

Fresh off a shutout of the Tigers in which he showed his best velocity of the year, Kluber turned in a stinker tonight. He actually started out well enough, retiring six of the first seven batters he faced. In the third, he gave up five hits and walk before finally getting his first out. He quickly got a second, but he then walked Carlos Gomez and was replaced by Kyle Crockett. It was his shortest start since 2014 and tied for the second shortest of his career.
May 9 - 11:39 PM

Corey Kluber twirled a gem with Wednesday's complete-game shutout against the Tigers, striking out seven and scattering five hits.

Kluber spun his wheels out of the gate in 2016, but has been brilliant in his last three starts. He's only allowed three earned runs in his last 24 innings, striking out 23 batters and walking just two. The right-hander benefited from some nifty defense at the hands of Francisco Lindor on Wednesday, but that isn't projected to change anytime soon. In other words, that's a feature, not a bug. Kluber has won two of his last three games and has a 3.35 ERA with a 2.57 FIP in 43 innings. He'll next get the Astros on the road.
May 4 - 8:43 PM

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