Couple items of note from Francona: --Kluber cleared by medical staff to start Thursday --More callups likely for CLE after AAA season ends
Akron Beacon Journal "The Indians are nearing the point of being able to nail down when ace Corey Kluber will be able to return to their rotation. Kluber has been sidelined since he was scratched from his start last Friday in Detroit with a strained right hamstring. Kluber felt it a bit while throwing a bullpen..." September 11
RHP Corey Kluber (R. hamstring strain) scratched from tonight's start. Could miss 1-2 starts, but expected to pitch again this season.
Rumors of Corey Kluber's demise were greatly exaggerated. The Klubot fans 18 in an 8-inning 1-hitter. Tribe wins 2-0. pic.twitter.com/YpihLVFBjp
Typo in last tweet. Rotation in Minny will be Kluber (Fri), Salazar (Sat), House (Sun)
Sources: #Indians, Kluber still talking extension. Some progress, but difficult to predict whether deal gets done by Opening Day.
CBS Sports "Cy Young-winner Corey Kluber and the Indians were said to be "not close" to finding common ground on a long-term deal when Kluber's agent and team higher-ups met in Goodyear, Ariz., last week, people familiar with the talks said. Kluber's agent, B.B. Abbott, declined comment on the meetings, or..." March 24
MLB.com "It sat near the edge of a table inside the training room within the Indians' clubhouse. The sides of the black plaque were smudged with the fingerprints of the many people who have handled it, wanting to get a close look at the honor bestowed upon Cleveland pitcher Corey Kluber. Following a..." January 26
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Kluber's first full season in the big leagues has been memorable for several reasons. Wednesday night, memorable became unforgettable for the Indians' right-hander. Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award as voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He's the third Indians pitcher..." November 12
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Right-hander Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 11 and the Indians used their biggest inning of the season to chase nemesis Bruce Chen on way to a 5-1 victory over Kansas City at Progressive Field. The Indians took three out of four from the Royals and went 4-3 on the homestand. Chen..." April 25
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Things can change quickly in life and baseball. Last spring training Corey Kluber didn’t even make the opening day roster. After throwing four innings against the Padres on Wednesday, Kluber was told by manager Terry Francona that he’ll be pitching the second game of the season on April 1..." March 13
#ndians recall Matt Langwell and put Corey Kluber on 15-day disabled list with sprain of right middle finger.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber, two of the candidates to win the fifth starter's job in the Indians rotation, were optioned to Class AAA Columbus on Thursday morning. Left-hander Scott Kazmir and Carlos Carrasco are the two remaining contestants. Left-handers Giovanni Soto and Scott Barnes were..." March 21