The Cleveland Indians will be without starting pitcher Corey Kluber for a while after breaking his pitching arm.
Kluber was hit by a Brian Anderson comebacker and was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of his right ulna, after X-rays.
No timetable for his return has been announced.
2019 Fantasy Baseball Injury: Corey Kluber Broken Arm
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Corey Kluber getting hit with a comebacker.
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 2, 2019
It has been a tough start to the season for Kluber and the Indians are already without fellow starter Mike Clevinger, who last pitched on April 7th. Clevinger was placed on the 60-day injured list with a back injury.
Prior to tonight’s start against the Miami Marlins, Kluber had pitched to a 5.80 ERA over 35.2 innings in six starts.
Kluber was getting hit hard by batters from both sides of the plate, both home and away.
He was still striking out more than 10 batters per nine innings pitched, but his BB/9 was over four while for his career he has been below two.
So What Now?
I am sure some of you fantasy baseball owners may have just recently “bought low” on Kluber but now is not the time to cry about it. You need to find yourself a permanent replacement or get ready to stream pitching until at least the 2019 MLB All-Star Game.
|Player||Team||Season Pts||Last 14 Days||% L14||Yahoo Own|
- IP – 7.5
- SO – 2
- H – (-2.5)
- HR – (-7.5)
- BB – (-3)
- HBP – (-3)
It’s slim pickings these days and there is no rush into locking yourself into a starter, but if you plan on streaming guys multiple times per week, make sure you do your homework! Nothing worse than beating yourself!