SP - FA
Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports the Red Sox are expressing interest in free agent RHP Corey Kluber.
Morosi notes that Kluber's offseason home is in the Greater Boston area. The 34-year-old is reportedly progressing well and is expected to throw bullpens this month. Kluber has been limited to just 36 2/3 innings the past two years.
Free agent starter Corey Kluber (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a throwing program.
The Rangers declined Kluber's $18 million 2021 option over the weekend, which makes him a free agent this offseason. The 34-year-old is expected to begin throwing off a mound in December so he likely won't sign until the new year. He wound up making just one start for Texas this year after suffering a Grade 2 shoulder strain.
The Texas Rangers declined the team option on Corey Kluber, as the veteran right-hander will enter free agency.
It is not out of the picture for the Rangers to re-sign Kluber to a team friendly deal, but the righty also has ties to the New York Yankees. Kluber only pitched a single inning this year, but boasts a 3.16 career ERA.
The Rangers are not expected to exercise Corey Kluber’s $18 million team option for 2021.
Kluber will receive a buyout and head to free agency. The Rangers plan is not to exercise his option and possibly re-sign him to a team friendly deal. Kluber was traded to the Rangers during the off-season, but only made one appearance with his new team. The 34-year-old was shut down most of the year due to a Grade 2 shoulder strain. Kluber is expected to be fully healthy for the 2021 campaign.
Corey Kluber, who's out for the season with a shoulder strain, has been approached by the Rangers to have his 2021 $18 million club option revised per Rangers GM Jon Daniels.
Daniels also mentioned that Rangers want to prioritize locking in younger players for next year as the team continues to rebuild. Kluber can decide to re-negotiate his deal or can opt out and become a free agent. Stay tuned for further updates.