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Sunday
Apr052015

Report: Indians Lock Up Kluber

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(CLEVELAND, Oh.) -- The Cleveland Indians and closer Corey Kluber have agreed to a five-year extension, according to ESPN. 

Kluber, 28, won the 2014 Cy Young Award while hitting career bests with an 18-9 record, 269 strikeouts and a 2.44 ERA.

BB Abbot, Kluber's agent, was confident that a deal would be reached as of Saturday.

"It's slow going, but I'm encouraged," said Abbott on Saturday. "We continue to talk and try to find a middle ground. The conversations have been cordial."

Kluber will headline a rotation that includes Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, Zach McAllister and TJ House.

The deal will become official once Kluber passes a physical. 


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Thursday
Nov132014

Kershaw and Kluber Take Home NL, AL Cy Young Awards

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber were named, respectively, the National League and American League Cy Young Award winners Wednesday.

Kershaw has now won the award three times in the last four seasons, joining Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Greg Maddux, Jim Palmer, and Sandy Koufax as the only pitchers to achieve that feat.

The 26-year-old Kershaw was dominating after missing the first part of the season with a back injury. He threw his first career no-hitter and led the majors in wins (21), ERA (1.77), and WHIP (0.86), while striking out 239 batters in 198.1 innings.

Kershaw received all 30 first-place votes that were cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto came in second and St. Louis' Adam Wainwright came in third.

As for Kluber, he narrowly beat out Seattle's Felix Hernandez for the award. Kluber finished with 169 points, while Hernandez received 159 points.

The 28-year-old Kluber, who was only in his second full season as a starter, pitched 235 2/3 innings, striking out 269 batters, while compiling an 18-9 record with a 2.44 ERA and a 1.095 WHIP.


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Saturday
Aug092014

Derek Jeter Passes Wagner for Sixth on All-Time Hits List

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Derek Jeter passed the only shortstop remaining on the all-time hits list on Saturday in the bottom of the sixth inning with a base hit off Indians pitcher Corey Kluber.

Jeter is set to retire at the end of the season and Honus Wagner was the last person he could probably reach when the season started.

"Honus Wagner, he is the last one on the list who has played shortstop," Jeter said. "That one hits home a little bit. Anytime you pass guys that have had the careers that they've had, it is kind of overwhelming."

The 40-year-old shortstop collected his 3,431 hit off of Kluber, but the Indians shut out the Yankees, 3-0.

Tris Speaker, who sits at No. 5 on the all-time hits list, has 3,514 hits.


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Tuesday
Aug052014

Kluber Dominates in Indians Win

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Corey Kluber continued an impressive stretch by pitching into the eighth inning of a 7-1 Cleveland Indians win over Cincinnati on Monday. Kluber allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings, scattering six hits for his fifth straight win.

"Klubes has pitched to the point where, heck yeah, you better play with confidence," said Indians manager Terry Francona. "He's one of the best pitchers in the league."

Cleveland (57-55) provided more than enough offense for Kluber, who has not lost since June 30. The big blow came on a Lonnie Chisenhall three-run home run in the fourth, making it 4-0. Yan Gomes later added a two-run blast of his own in the eighth inning.

Kluber also struck out seven in the victory and walked just two batters. He also upped his scoreless innings streak to 17 before a Brayan Pena RBI double in the eighth ended that run. It was Cleveland's fourth consecutive win.


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Thursday
Jul312014

Behind Corey Kluber's Shutout, Indians Top Mariners 2-0 

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Now that Justin Masterson is out of town, the Cleveland Indians have found their new staff ace. Cory Kluber held the Seattle Mariners to just three hits in nine innings of work in the team's 2-0 win over the Mariners.

Kluber out-dueled Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, striking out eight batters over nine innings, lowering his ERA to 2.61 on the season.

"Obviously, it's a challenge going up against one of the best pitchers in the game," Kluber said. "We all look forward to challenges, so it's nice to come out on top."

The only offense in the game came in the 5th inning when Indians catcher Yan Gomes hit an RBI double off Herndandez to score Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Swisher.

In only his second full season as a starting pitcher, Kluber has emerged as one of the best pitchers in the American League. He ranks in the top 10 in the American League in wins, innings, strikeouts, ERA, and WHIP.


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