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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Corey Kluber expected to miss at least a month with fractured arm

Corey Kluber injury

The Cleveland Indians placed Corey Kluber on the 10-day injured list on Friday, and the right-hander is expected to miss at least a month while he recovers from the fractured elbow he suffered this week.

Tests on Thursday confirmed a non-displaced fracture of Kluber’s right ulna, and the Indians say he will be reevaluated in 3-4 weeks. As of now, they are hopeful he will not need surgery.

Kluber was drilled in his pitching arm by a line drive off the bat of Miami Marlins outfielder Brian Anderson on Wednesday night. He couldn’t even reach down to pick up the ball to throw it to first base, and he immediately left the game to undergo X-rays.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner is off to a rough start this year, as he is now 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA after leaving Wednesday’s game. This is the second time in two seasons that one of the Indians’ top starters has suffered a serious injury on a comebacker, as Trevor Bauer missed six weeks after taking a line drive off the leg next year.

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