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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 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

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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

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Indians and Corey Kluber are "still in contact" regarding a contract extension, but the chances of something getting done are "less than great."

Talks are expected to be tabled when Opening Day arrives, so the two sides obviously don't have long to reach an agreement. Kluber will be arbitration-eligible for the first time next winter, so it's not as if it would be the end of the world if the two sides can't come together this spring. Kluber is coming off an American League Cy Young-winning 2014 season that saw him hold a 2.44 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 269/51 K/BB ratio over 235 2/3 innings.
Apr 2 - 7:09 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Indians are still discussing an extension with Corey Kluber.

Rosenthal adds that it's "difficult to predict" whether a deal gets done by Opening Day -- when all talks will presumably be tabled. Kluber isn't even arbitration-eligible until next winter, so it's not like something has to get done this spring. The 28-year-old right-hander won the 2014 American League Cy Young Award after delivering a 2.44 ERA, 1.095 WHIP, and 269/51 K/BB ratio in 235 2/3 innings.
Apr 2 - 12:27 PM

Corey Kluber allowed three runs while striking out five over 4 2/3 innings in his final Cactus League start against the Giants Wednesday.

Kluber was victimized for a two-run homer, and he gave up five hits in total. It was a passable last tune-up before the real games start for the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner. It should be another big year for the soon-to-be 29-year-old.
Apr 1 - 7:12 PM

Corey Kluber was terrific in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Friday, allowing just one run on six hits over six frames.

The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner racked up nine strikeouts on the afternoon while walking two. Unfortunately, he was out-dueled by Josh Collmenter who was terrific on the other side of the diamond. Kluber now boasts a 3.38 ERA and 20/5 K/BB ratio over 18 2/3 innings on the spring and looks ready for the regular season to begin.
Mar 27 - 6:56 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Indians and Corey Kluber were said to be "not close" on an extension when the two sides met last week.

Kluber is coming off a Cy Young Award campaign, but he's not due to be arbitration-eligible for the first time until next offseason. The two sides have already agreed to a one-year, $610,000 contract for the 2015 season and Kluber's agent, B.B. Abbott, told Heyman that "the lines of communication between myself and the Indians are and will continue to be open."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 24 - 10:11 AM

Corey Kluber pitched well in Sunday's Cactus League start against the Dodgers, surrendering two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Kluber racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while issuing just one walk. Both of the runs scored against him were via solo home runs, with Yasiel Puig and Kike Hernandez each taking him deep. He has now allowed four home runs in just 12 2/3 innings this spring after giving up just 14 over 235 2/3 innings during his marvelous 2014 season.
Mar 22 - 9:19 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
2Jerry Sands
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4T.J. House
5Danny Salazar
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Anthony Swarzak
7Zach McAllister
8Josh Tomlin