Kluber Gone After Just 3.2 Innings; Was the Indians Starter Injured?

CLEVELAND – Get ready for plenty of speculation about Indians starter Corey Kluber, who left Wednesday night’s ‘all or nothing’ game five against the New York Yankees.

Kluber was touched for three runs, all off the bat of Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, who hit a solo homer in the first and a two-run shot in the 3rd.

The speculation will come about Kluber’s health, as he was beat up by the Yankees in the two games they played, and clearly didn’t look himself.

Wednesday there was chatter about a couple possible issues with the pitcher, one being his back, which he’s dealt with all season for the most part.

Another possible issue could be the ankle which he sprained back on August 18th covering first in a game against the Royals.

Finally was a couple random tweets about Kluber’s shoulder, and that he hurt the shoulder in his last regular season start, which would be news to everyone.

Whatever the case maybe, if the Indians don’t end up winning game five, they will have all offseason to allow their ace pitcher to heal, whatever the case may end up being, and if there’s actually an injury at all.

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Matt Loede
Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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