Corey Kluber fractured his right forearm on May 1, 2019, when Cleveland Indians’ played against Miami Marlins. The team didn’t expect to start pitching other players in their 2019 season roster. It is unclear when Corey will return in the field. Here are five candidates who most online bet wagers predict will replace Corey in the Cleveland Indians’ rotation.
1. Michael Peoples
Michael has a 2.96 ERA, 25 strikeouts in his appearances in Columbus and a 3-0 record. Currently, he is not in the Indians’ roster. He is a talented right-handler who has been in Cleveland Indians’ minor league for seven years. He debuted during the 2012 MLB draft when he joined the minor league during the 14th round.
2. Adam Plutko
Adam is a perfect choice for the Indians’. However, he is currently nursing an injury. He can replace Corey on a long-term basis since Clevinger is still sidelined. The 27-year-old right-handler might take long before his right forearm heals. Plutko played 17 games for the Indians” in the 2018 season. He had 5.28 ERA, 60 strikeouts and a 4-5 record.
3. Asher Wojciechowski
Asher isn’t in Cleveland Indians’ roster. He started his 2019 season on a high note. The right-handler has been with Triple-A Columbus for starts in the 2019 season. He has a 0.82 ERA, 24 strikeouts and a 2-0 record. Asher allowed zero runs and three hits in five innings in the April 25 outing.
4. Cody Anderson
Cody has participated in 34 games with the Indians’ since the 2015-2016 season. He is the most appropriate replacement for Corey. Nevertheless, he hasn’t fully recovered from a Tommy John Operation. At the beginning of this season, Cleveland Indians’ demoted Cody to Triple-A Columbus after appearing in three games.
5. Chih-Wei Hu
Chih-Wei Hu is currently in Cleveland’s 40-man roster. The team traded him with Tampa Bay Rays in the last offseason. He is a skilled right-handler with extensive experience in the Major League. Chi-Wei Hu appeared in 11 games with Tampa Bay in the last two seasons. He achieved a 5.01 ERA, 16 strikeouts and a 0-1 record in five starts this season.
Cleveland Indians’ lost their match against Miami Marlins earlier this month. Corey, one of their top players sustained a fracture in his right arm during that match. The team’s medics are speculating that Mike Clevinger will return after a month. The team has lost two of their top pitchers. Jefry Rodriguez has earned a spot as a pitcher for Cleveland Indians’ for the 2019 season.