Texas Rangers starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a grade 2 tear of his teres major muscle and will be shut down immediately.
The Texas Rangers got an update on the health of Corey Kluber and the news is not good. Kluber has a grade 2 tear of the teres major muscle.
Kluber had an MRI on Sunday evening which revealed the severity of the injury. For the time being Kluber is shut down for at least four weeks and then he will be reevaluated. As the above tweets mentions, any return for Kluber would be that of a reliever due to be unable to fully build back up to handling the workload of a starting pitcher.
This injury should sound familiar to fans of the baseball team in Cleveland. Kluber’s former teammate Mike Clevinger suffered a strain of the teres major last season. Former Texas Rangers reliever Emmanuel Clase also suffered a strain earlier this year with Cleveland.
Depending on where the Rangers are in the standings could very well decide if Corey Kluber returns or not. If Kluber could make an impact for a playoff push/run a potential return would make sense. If Texas is out of contention it is possible that all Texas sees of Kluber this season are his 18 pitches he threw on Sunday.