CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – The Cleveland Indians have officially traded two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers.
The deal, which was first reported by MLB Network’s John Heyman, is contingent upon Kluber passing a physical.
In exchange, the Indians will reportedly receive Outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. and reliever Emmanuel Clase. DeShields hit .249 in 118 games in 2019 with 4 homers & 32 RBI & 24 stolen bases.
Clase appeared in 21 games last season for Texas posting a record of 2-3 with a 2.31 ERA and a save. His fastball has been clocked at 101 MPH, and he struck out 21 batters in 23.1 innings of work.
Kluber was due to make $17.5 million, after Cleveland picked up his contract option following the season.
In nine seasons with the Indians, Kluber has posted a record of 98-58 with a 3.16 ERA. He also went 4-3 with a 3.97 ERA in the playoffs.
The 33-year old is a three-time All-Star.