Corey Kluber
SP CLE
1 month ago

Kluber will start Game 4 of the World Series on short rest, ESPN's Jayson Stark reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was masterful in Game 1 and only needed 88 pitches to get through six scoreless frames. The fact that the Indians were able to get their ace out of Tuesday's game at such a modest pitch count may have prompted the decision to bring him back to start Saturday in Wrigley Field on short rest. This also means that Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin will line up to pitch Game 5 and Game 6, respectively, on short rest.

Corey Kluber
SP CLE
2 months ago

Kluber is scheduled to start Game 1 of the World Series against the Cubs on Tuesday, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just as he did in the ALCS, Cleveland's ace will head to the mound to kick off their World Series matchup versus Chicago. Kluber will face off against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester in the series opener, with Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin expected to follow.

Corey Kluber
SP CLE
2 months ago

Kluber will now start Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kluber was originally scheduled to start Game 5, but manager Terry Francona had hinted that could change if Trevor Bauer ran into trouble Monday. That indeed was the case, as Bauer only lasted four batters after aggravating a preexisting laceration on his throwing hand. Kluber will now pitch Tuesday on short rest for the first time in his career.

Corey Kluber
SP CLE
2 months ago

Manager Terry Francona said that Kluber is scheduled to start Game 5 of the ALCS, but he could be bumped up to Game 4 on Tuesday if Trevor Bauer runs into trouble Monday night, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Should things go as planned during Monday's contest, Ryan Merritt would take the ball for Tuesday's tilt. However, Francona insisted that Merritt would be available out of the bullpen if Bauer's outing was cut short, which would put the Cleveland ace in a position to start Tuesday on short rest. This doesn't change Kluber's outlook all that much, as both games will take place at the Rogers Centre. That being said, if Merritt is able to take the ball for Game 4 and the Indians completed a sweep of the Blue Jays, Kluber would then be lined up to toe the rubber for Game 1 of the World Series. Things should become clear following Monday's contest.

Corey Kluber
SP CLE
2 months ago

Kluber will start Game 1 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays on Friday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kluber was outstanding in his first start this postseason, stifling the Red Sox over seven scoreless innings while punching out seven of them. This led manager Terry Francona to give the ball to his stud pitcher for the ALCS opener, where he'll go head-to-head with Toronto starter Marco Estrada.

Corey Kluber
SP CLE
2 months ago

Kluber (quad) will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Kluber had already been tabbed to get the ball Friday, but there remained still a slight possibility that the mild quad strain that held him out of his final regular season start could resurface, but it looks like he's good to go. He'll square off against southpaw David Price in Game 2.

Corey Kluber
SP CLE
2 months ago

Kluber will start Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

He still needs to get through a bullpen session Sunday, but it sounds like there's little-to-no real doubt about Kluber's availability for the Division Series. Trevor Bauer, whom the team thinks is better suited to handle a possible Game 4 assignment on short rest, will start the series opener on Thursday.

Corey Kluber
SP CLE
2 months ago

Kluber (quad) will throw a bullpen session Sunday, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

A mild quad strain cut short what was a Cy Young-caliber 2016 regular season for Kluber, but he he appears to be progressing as expected. He played catch on flat ground Friday at 150 feet and if he makes it through an extended bullpen unscathed, Kluber would be on track to start Game 1 or 2 of the ALDS on Thursday or Friday.

Corey Kluber
SP CLE
2 months ago

Kluber's MRI Tuesday revealed a mild quad strain and he will return to game action in 7-to-10 days, ruling him out for the rest of the regular season.

EDGE Analysis

This means Kluber won't return until Game 1 or Game 2 of the ALDS, meaning owners in single-season leagues can cut bait. The Indians are going with bullpen games in their next two, with Trevor Bauer starting Saturday and Josh Tomlin starting either Friday or Sunday, so there's very little fantasy value left to extract from the Indians rotation in 2016.

Corey Kluber
SP CLE
2 months ago

Kluber (groin) will have an MRI Tuesday, but the Indians don't expect him to miss much time, if any, MLB Network Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left Monday's start early with what has been labeled a minor groin issue, but more information should be available later Tuesday or Wednesday morning. The Indians don't seem to think the injury is serious, but there is little reason for them to rush him back this weekend, as they have already clinched the division.