Right-hander Corey Kluber has agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, sources familiar with the matter revealed. The contract will include a club option for 2024.
At 36 years of age, Kluber proved that he remains a pitcher at the top of his game by posting the second-best strikeout-to-walk ratio in the American League last season. During this time, he recorded 139 strikeouts and issued 21 free passes in 164 innings as a Tampa Bay Rays player.
While injuries limited Kluber’s playing time to 116⅔ innings from 2019 to ’21, he continued to pitch a threatening fastball that made up more than a quarter of his total pitches.
2014 to 2018 proved to be the highlight of Kluber’s career, with the two-time Cy Young Award-winner playing at Cleveland. He then moved to the Texas Rangers before being traded to the New York Yankees in 2021.
Finally, he moved from the Yankees to the Tampa Bay Rays, where he signed a one-year, $8 million deal.
Kluber will join the ranks of Chris Sale, Nick Pivetta, Garrett Whitlock, and Tanner Houck upon arriving in Boston.