Right-handed pitcher Corey Kluber and the New York Yankees are finalizing a one-year, $ 11 million deal that would bring the two-time AL Cy Young winner to the Bronx, pending a physical, sources familiar with the said. according to IT’s Jeff Passan.
Kluber’s first season with the Texas Rangers came to an abrupt halt when the two-time Cy Young Award winner suffered a torn shoulder muscle on just 18 pitches in his only start for the team in 2020. It was Kluber’s first start since who suffered a fracture. right forearm when he was hit by a line impulse on May 1, 2019.
Texas refused to take its $ 18 million option for 2021 after the season.
The 34-year-old Kluber, a two-time Cy Young Award winner with the Cleveland Indians, was traded to the Rangers last season. He was dominant at times with the Indians, going 98-58 with a 3.16 ERA in his nine seasons with the team, while pitching at least 200 innings over five consecutive seasons.
He won his first Cy Young in 2014, when he was 18-9, and added No. 2 in 2017 after going 18-4 and leading the American League with a 2.25 ERA.
The three-time All-Star Kluber made five consecutive starts on Opening Day from 2014 to 2019. During his time in Cleveland, he was also praised for showing the team’s young pitchers what it takes to be a professional with his diligent training regimen. and meticulous preparation for every start.