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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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Corey Kluber tossed a three-hit shutout in Friday’s 3-0 victory over the White Sox.
He needed 110 pitches (73 of them strikes) to compete his fourth career shutout. Kluber was flat-out dominant, striking out nine batters while issuing only two walks. All three hits were singles. Kluber lowered his ERA from 6.38 to 4.28 with the brilliant outing and fantasy owners should expect continued improvements in the outings to come. He’ll square off against the Astros next time out. Apr 22 - 12:18 AM

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Corey Kluber allowed six runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings but left with a victory over the Tigers on Saturday.

Kluber was staked to a seven-run lead in the early innings, and while it's hard to say what kind of an effect a lopsided score can have on a pitcher, his day wasn't a walk in the park, either. Perhaps most alarming is that he served up another homer in Saturday's game, his fifth allowed in three starts. The win was his first this year, leaving him at 1-1 with a 6.38 ERA through three appearances. If he's going to have a dominant showing soon, Thursday at the Twins is a good bet to be it.
Apr 15 - 11:47 PM

Corey Kluber (blister) posted a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks, yielding three runs (two earned) on six hits over six innings.

Kluber was dealing with a blister issue during his Opening Day outing against the Rangers. If that had any sort of impact on Sunday, the Indians will pass along word. In Sunday's outing versus the Diamondbacks, the ace right-hander struck out struck out four and walked one. Two of the three runs on his line (including the unearned one) came home in the fourth inning, with Chris Owings homering in the sixth to polish off his afternoon. A home date with the Tigers shows next on Kluber's schedule.
Apr 9 - 7:55 PM

Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway said he expects Corey Kluber (blister) to be fine for his next scheduled start.

Kluber had some issues with a blister and callus on his middle and pointer fingers Monday in his Opening Day start against the Rangers and he wound up yielding five runs over six innings, but Callaway said Tuesday that the ace right-hander has already undergone the necessary treatment. Kluber is in line to face the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon at Chase Field.
Apr 4 - 5:57 PM

Corey Kluber dealt with a blister during Monday's start against the Rangers.

It helps explain why the former American League Cy Young winner served up three home runs and allowed five runs over his six innings of work. It doesn't seem like something that will keep Kluber from making his next start, but obviously the situation bears watching. Kluber is currently lined up to face the Diamondbacks on the road this weekend.
Apr 3 - 11:52 PM

Corey Kluber gave up five runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Rangers.

Kluber gave up three homers for the third time in his career and first time since allowing four in a loss to the Red Sox on Aug. 19, 2015. We wouldn't read a lot into it. Fortunately, the offense was able to bail him out tonight, coming back to win 8-5 after he exited with the team down 5-3.
Apr 3 - 11:05 PM

Corey Kluber surrendered five earned runs over five innings in his final Cactus League start Tuesday against the Brewers.

Kluber gave up two home runs to Orlando Arcia and one to Ryan Braun. He allowed six hits in total, with two walks and six strikeouts. It probably wasn't the final spring pitching line that Kluber was hoping for, but it's also nothing to worry about. The ace right-hander will take the bump for the Indians on Opening Day against the Rangers.
Mar 28 - 7:30 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed Friday that Corey Kluber will start on Opening Day.

The veteran right-hander has been brought along slowly this spring after shouldering such a large workload on the Tribe's run to the seventh game of the World Series last year, but he looks ready to go now. When asked about it on Friday, Francona quipped, "There's no doubt in his mind he's pitching Opening Day, That's good enough for me."
Mar 25 - 8:45 AM

Corey Kluber allowed three runs -- one earned -- while striking out eight across seven innings of work in an 8-3 win over the Rockies.

None of the Rockies' regular season starters took the field today but it was still a strong effort from the Indians' ace. He gave up five hits and one walk to go with the eight punchouts. It hasn't been the best of spring trainings for Kluber as he owns a 5.40 ERA in 18 1/3 innings in his four starts, but the shaky results shouldn't worry his fantasy owners. The fact they let him go eight innings is a good sign he is healthy and ready for the season to begin in less than two weeks.
Mar 23 - 6:53 PM

Corey Kluber pitched well in Friday's Cactus League start, allowing two runs on three hits over five innings against the Reds.

The right-hander punched out six on the night while walking two. All of the damage against him came in the first inning, where Eugenio Suarez delivered an RBI single and Scott Schebler provided a run-scoring double. Kluber settled in nicely afterwards though, retiring the final 11 hitters he faced. He owns a 7.94 ERA in Cactus League play.
Mar 18 - 12:37 AM

Corey Kluber allowed two earned runs in four innings Sunday in a spring start versus the Padres.

Kluber struck out four and did not issue a walk, but the Friars got to him for five hits and they plated two runs against the Indians ace in the bottom of the fifth. Kluber has now surrendered eight runs in 6 1/3 innings this spring, but it's not really anything to worry about at this point.
Mar 12 - 6:00 PM

Making his spring debut, Corey Kluber was knocked around for six runs over 2 1/3 innings Monday against the Brewers.

Well, at least he got his work in? Kluber gave up eight hits and a pair of walks on the afternoon and was pulled in the middle of a four-run third. "Klubot" finished third in the AL Cy Young Award balloting last season and ended up logging 249 1/3 innings between the regular season and the postseason. That sort of workload can’t be ignored, but he still has the upside of a top-10 fantasy starter in 2017.
Mar 6 - 8:21 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday that Corey Kluber may not take the ball on Opening Day.

Francona is concerned over the heavy workload that his star right-hander shouldered in 2016 and has said it's okay if Kluber isn't ready to start on Opening Day. It sounds as though the club is going to take it easy on Kluber this spring after logging 249 1/3 innings in 2016.
Feb 19 - 11:44 PM

The BBWAA announced on Monday that Corey Kluber, Rick Porcello and Justin Verlander are finalists for the American League Cy Young award.

It's a mild surprise that Zach Britton didn't make the final three, although it's the right call excluding him even as good as he was this season. Verlander just edged out Kluber in WAR this season, while Porcello has the gaudy win total. This one figures to be close.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Corey Kluber could not maintain his stellar postseason success in Wednesday's Game 7 of the World Series, surrendering four runs on six hits over four-plus frames.

Kluber had been brilliant in these playoffs, but pitching on short rest for the second time in this Fall Classic, Game 7 proved to be something of a struggle. He did not strike out a batter in the contest -- the first time that has occurred in 140 major league starts (including postseason). Dexter Fowler led off with a homer to center in the top of the first. Kluber would go on to surrender two runs in the fourth courtesy of an Addison Russell sacrifice fly and a Willson Contreras RBI double. Javier Baez then led off the fifth with an opposite-field shot to put the Cubs up 4-1, ending Kluber's night in the process. Kluber would have taken the loss were it not for a two-out, game-tying home run by Rajai Davis in the eighth inning. Chicago won it in the 10th.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 12:51:00 AM

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