Corey Kluber

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Corey Kluber
Corey Kluber on June 27, 2013.jpg
Cleveland Indians – No. 28
Pitcher
Born: (1986-04-10) April 10, 1986 (age 28)
Birmingham, Alabama
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 2011 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
(through July 10, 2014)
Win–loss record 21–16
Earned run average 3.78
Strikeouts 332
Teams

Corey Scott Kluber (born April 10, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball.

Baseball career[edit]

Kluber attended Stetson University.[1] He was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region Second Team in 2007.[2]

Kluber was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the fourth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft.[3]

On August 25, 2008, he was named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week.[1] On June 1, 2009, he was named the California League Pitcher of the Week.[1] On July 26, 2010, Kluber was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week.[1] The Padres traded him to the Indians in late July 2010 in the three team trade between the Padres, Indians, and St. Louis Cardinals that sent Jake Westbrook to the Cardinals and Ryan Ludwick to the Padres.[4] After the 2010 season, he took part in the Indians' Winter Development Program.[5] In 2011, he was placed on the Indians' 40-man roster.[6]

Kluber was called up to the Indians on September 1, 2011.

Kluber was brought up from Triple-A Columbus to replace starting pitcher Josh Tomlin in the Indians' rotation. Tomlin was moved to the bullpen.[7]

On June 16, 2013, Kluber threw eight shutout innings in a 2–0 victory over the Washington Nationals.[8]

Kluber relies on a low to mid 90's fastball, along with a cutter, curveball and changeup.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Corey Kluber Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights". Mlb.com. Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Corey Kluber Profile". Padres.scout.com. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Corey Kluber Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Anthony Castrovince. "Westbrook to Cards; Ludwick to Padres". Mlb.com. Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Indians prospects ready for Winter Development Program". Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Entire 40-Man Roster Signed For 2011". Cubs.scout.com. March 12, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ Bastian, Jordan (2 August 2012). "Acta equally puzzled by Lowe's struggles". Mlb.com (Major League Baseball Advanced Media). Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Emery, Mark (June 16, 2013). "Clutch Kluber steals show with scoreless start". Indians.MLB.com. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=2429&position=P#pitchtype

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