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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
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Corey Kluber has been diagnosed with a mild quadriceps strain and is expected to miss 7-10 days.
Kluber left his start Monday against the Tigers with what was originally described as a groin injury. He won't take another turn in the rotation before the end of the regular season, but his final start this weekend was probably going to be an abbreviated one anyway. This diagnosis is mostly positive news for the American League Central-champion Indians, as Kluber should be fine -- or something close to fine -- for the ALDS. Game 1 is nine days away. Sep 27 - 10:06 PM

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Indians president Chris Antonetti said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday that Corey Kluber (groin) will undergo an MRI.

Kluber was forced to make an early exit from Monday's start against the Tigers due to right groin tightness, but Antonetti is optimistic that it's nothing serious. We should know for sure soon. The Indians' rotation has already taken multiple hits down the stretch, so obviously it would be a tremendous blow if he also needs to miss some time.
Sep 27 - 3:10 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona downplayed Corey Kluber's groin injury after Monday's game.

Kluber was forced to exit his start against the Tigers on Monday after four innings due to what was described as right groin tightness. He declined to discuss the injury as the Indians clinched the American League Central, but more should be known on his status on Tuesday. "He's good, but he has a groin thing that he's fighting," said Francona. "It started getting him in the third and again in the fourth, so I grabbed him. I told him we need to find a way to win a game, but we aren't going far without him, so we need to get him healthy and let him do what he does."
Sep 27 - 8:50 AM

Corey Kluber exited Monday's start against the Tigers with right groin tightness.

Kluber allowed two runs on five hits and one walk over four innings before leaving the ballgame. The Indians' rotation has already taken multiple hits down the stretch, so this isn't an encouraging development. We should know more about the severity soon.
Sep 26 - 9:09 PM

Corey Kluber was pulled from Monday's start against the Tigers after four innings.

Kluber allowed two runs on five hits and one walk before exiting. He was only at 60 pitches at the time, so it was a surprise to see him leave this early. And given the Indians' recent injury issues, obviously not ideal. We should get an update on his status soon.
Sep 26 - 8:58 PM

Corey Kluber gave up two runs over 6 1/3 innings to lead the Indians to a 4-3 victory over the Royals on Wednesday.

He rang up nine strikeouts against two walks and six base hits, none of which left the yard. He gave up both runs in the third inning to fall behind 2-1 but he was able to put up zeroes until the Indians retook the lead and went on to victory. Kluber moves to 18-9 with a 3.11 ERA. He owns 224 strikeouts in 211 innings. He will likely get just one more start before the regular season ends.
Sep 22 - 12:25 AM

Corey Kluber picked up his 17th victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Tigers to four runs on five hits over his seven innings of work.

Kluber racked up seven strikeouts on the evening while walking three. Justin Upton was his nemesis in this one, launching a pair of homers and plating all four of the Tigers runs. He has been rock-solid atop the Tribe's rotation this season, compiling a 3.12 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 215/54 K/BB ratio over 204 2/3 innings. He'll do battle against the Royals his next time out on Thursday in Cleveland.
Sep 16 - 10:55 PM

Corey Kluber struck out 10 batters while allowing just one (unearned) run over seven innings Sunday in the Indians' 7-1 victory over the Twins.

Kluber cruised his way through the punchless Minnesota lineup, yielding just four hits and two walks while registering another high-level strikeout total. He's whiffed 30 batters over his last 22 innings and now holds a stellar 3.05 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 208/51 K/BB ratio in 197 2/3 total frames this year. Kluber gets the Tigers at home next.
Sep 11 - 5:34 PM

Corey Kluber struck out nine but was charged with four runs over seven frames in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Kluber surrendered just four hits on the night, but he walked three and two of them came around to score on a three-run homer by Marwin Gonzalez in the second inning. It's only the sixth time in 28 starts this season that he's issued at least three free passes. It was Kluber's first loss in the second half. He'll try to get back in the win column on Sunday in Minnesota.
Sep 6 - 10:52 PM

Corey Kluber struck out 11 batters while yielding three runs in eight innings to lead the Indians to an 8-4 win over the Twins on Wednesday.

He gave up a solo homer to Max Kepler in the third inning and sailed into the eighth inning with a 7-1 lead. He gave up a two-run shot to Brian Dozier before completing that frame and finishing his night. The 2014 Cy Young winner moves to 15-8 with a 3.09 ERA after 27 starts. He has a beautiful 189/46 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 183 2/3 innings.
Aug 31 - 10:26 PM

Corey Kluber racked up seven strikeouts over six innings of one-run ball in Friday's victory over the Rangers.

Kluber scattered just five hits and a pair of walks on the night. The only blemish on his evening came on a solo home run off the bat of Adrian Beltre in the sixth inning. Kluber now sits at 14-8 on the season with a 3.07 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 178/44 K/BB ratio over 175 2/3 innings. He'll look to continue his dominance on Wednesday against the Twins.
Aug 26 - 11:25 PM

Corey Kluber pitched well in Sunday's no-decision against the Blue Jays, striking out eight while allowing two runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Kluber did walk four, but outside of those free passes, it was a mostly blemish-free afternoon for the former AL Cy Young winner. Both runs on his line scored in the third inning, with Melvin Upton Jr. clocking a solo home run and Josh Donaldson notching an RBI single. Kluber will carry a crisp 3.13 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 171/42 K/BB ratio (169 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Rangers next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 21 - 4:12 PM

Corey Kluber struck out seven while tossing six frames of one-run ball in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over the White Sox.

He needed 112 pitches to get through his six innings, but it was still a superb start for Kluber in spite of some inefficiency. The right-hander surrendered seven hits on the night and walked only one batter, with a Justin Morneau solo homer being the only dent on the scoreboard. Kluber's ERA has dropped from 3.79 to 3.15 over his last seven starts. He'll face the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Aug 16 - 10:55 PM

Corey Kluber turned in a quality start Thursday, allowing three runs over six innings in a win over the Angels.

Kluber gave up a pair of solo homers and was generally not at the height of his powers, striking out just three, but the Indians provided him with plenty of offense to earn his 12th win of the year. The right-hander has now won four straight decisions and owns a 3.21 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 156/36 K/BB ratio in 23 starts. He's also rattled off six consecutive quality starts. Kluber will attempt to keep both of those streaks going Tuesday against the White Sox.
Aug 11 - 11:48 PM

Corey Kluber delivered a strong performance in Saturday's victory over the Yankees, racking up eight strikeouts over eight innings of two-run ball.

Kluber scattered five hits and a walk on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came in the second inning, on an RBI double by Gary Sanchez who then raced home on a wild pitch. Now 11-8 on the season, Kluber will carry a 3.22 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 153/34 K/BB ratio into Friday's start against the Angels.
Aug 6 - 4:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
4Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Michael Martinez
4Michael Brantley
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Coco Crisp
3Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero
7Ryan Merritt
8Joseph Colon
9Cody Anderson
10Kyle Crockett
11Shawn Armstrong
12Austin Adams
13Perci Garner
14Adam Plutko