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Corey Kluber Newsbeat

Friday, May 03, 2019

Cleveland’s disastrous offseason will haunt them now that Corey Kluber is hurt

The Cleveland Indians are going to pay for not spending money in the offseason. After losing ace Corey Kluber to an arm fracture Wednesday, the preseason division favorites look vulnerable. They have no one to blame but themselves for that.

Cleveland entered the offseason with endless possibilities. While the club didn’t look as strong on paper as the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees or Houston Astros, it could have remedied that issue with an aggressive offseason approach.

The bullpen — which posted a poor 4.60 ERA in 2018 — was a major area of need. So was the outfield after Michael Brantley hit the market.

Cleveland responded to those concerns by ... trying to shed payroll. The team shipped out Yan Gomes after the catcher put up a resurgent season. Edwin Encarnacion and promising infielder Yandy Diaz were traded as well. The team even put Kluber and Trevor Bauer on the block, though no deals materialized for either player.

The train wreck I’ve been anticipating for months is now visible to everyone else in the station- wonder if it’s possible for the AL Central champion to have a losing record….

 

QLE Posted: May 03, 2019 at 03:36 AM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: corey kluber, indians, offseason

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Indians lose Corey Kluber to broken forearm | CBS Sports

During Wednesday night’s loss to the Marlins (MIA 4, CLE 2), Corey Kluber suffered a broken right forearm when he was hit by a comeback line drive. The ball came off Brian Anderson’s bat at 102 mph, according to Statcast.
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The Indians are already without righty Mike Clevinger, who is down with a back injury and is expected to be out until June. Cleveland has used off days to skip their fifth starter when possible the last few weeks, with righty Jefry Rodriguez filling in when necessary. He’s likely to fill Kluber’s spot full-time now.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 02, 2019 at 12:33 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cleveland indians, corey kluber, injury

 

 

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