The former Cleveland Baseball Club and current New York Yankees starter will miss significant time with an injury.
If there is one thing that Cleveland baseball fans can appreciate it is the nine seasons that Corey Kluber spent with the ball club. That’s what makes the last three seasons for Kluber so sad to see from the standpoint of a fan. Kluber suffered season-ending injuries the previous two seasons. While 2019 he was able to appear in seven games for Cleveland, he only pitched a single inning for the Texas Rangers in 2020. That’s why when the news of Kluber exiting a game with a shoulder injury hit it was like a gut punch. The update on his injury isn’t any better as he is expected to miss at least two months with the injury.
What makes all of this just a little bit worse is that Corey Kluber tossed a no-hitter in his previous start. Kluber was starting to appear to be in Klubot form and was looking like his old self again. In 10 games with the Yankees, Kluber had a 3.04 ERA, 1.200 WHIP, and 9.3 K/9. While just a bit down from his prime years, this was a nice rebound after the last two seasons were cut short.
I don’t care that Corey Kluber plays for the Yankees now, I am rooting for him. I want to see Kluber come back and look like a good pitcher again. The fact that he was pitching good again was great to see considering the previous two seasons. Even if Kluber comes back and there is a little bit of a drop off it will still be great to see. The drop off is palatable as long as he returns to the mound.
I always have been and will be a fan of Corey Kluber. Right now I’m just rooting for him to come back.