SP - TEX - IL60
The Rangers placed Corey Kluber (shoulder) on the 45-day injured list.
Kluber suffered a Grade 2 strain of the teres major muscle in his throwing shoulder in his season debut on Sunday. The former Cy Young award winner will be shut down for four weeks, which means he'll return as a reliever if he makes it back at all this season. Fantasy owners should feel okay to drop him if the need for a roster spot presents itself.
Corey Kluber has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 tear of the teres major muscle in his shoulder.
He'll be shut down for four weeks before being reevaluated. Additionally, the Rangers have already said that if he returns this season it'll likely be as a reliever. Kluber left Sunday's start against the Rockies after just one inning with shoulder tightness. He can likely be dropped in redraft leagues right now. Kolby Allard is expected to replace him in Texas' rotation.
Corey Kluber exited Sunday's start against the Rockies after just one inning.
Kluber apparently left the start with shoulder tightness. The right-hander felt it after his first few pitches and it worsened as the inning went on. Kluber will be re-examined tomorrow but an IL stint is likely around the corner.
Corey Kluber allowed one run over six innings in Thursday's intrasquad game.
Kluber allowed two hits, struck nine, and walked zero in the outing. He wound up throwing 80 pitches and appears ready to start the season without any workload limitations. The 34-year-old made just seven starts in 2019 and was traded to the Rangers over the offseason.
Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Texas Rangers are in the final stages of completing a trade for Corey Kluber.
There's no word yet on what the return to Cleveland is looking like but this is a fascinating deal. The two-time Cy Young winner missed most of the 2019 season due to injury but is currently healthy and undergoing a normal off-season. The Angels had also been involved in rumors surrounding Kluber as of late. We should hear more details about this trade shortly.