Cy Young Winner Corey Kluber Targeted by Red Sox in Free Agency

Corey Kluber with the Indians in 2018. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9686094ck)

The Boston Red Sox entered the offseason needing more depth in the pitcher slot, and it appears that they might turn to free agency in order to get it. According to the MLB Network, the Red Sox recently showed interest in signing veteran Corey Kluber.

Kluber, who has two Cy Young Awards on his resume, spent the last season with Texas Rangers but managed to play only one inning in 2020 before being sidelined with a shoulder injury.

According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, Kluber is making good progress in recovering from the injury and is expected to return to pitching action soon.

Bringing in Corey Kluber would probably be a high-risk, high-reward move for the Boston Red Sox. Kluber only pitched 65 innings in the past two years due to injuries, and there is no guarantee that he will return to his usual form. However, if he manages to remain healthy, the 34-year-old Kluber could play a big part in the team’s rotation.

Kluber, who made his MLB debut with Cleveland Indians in 2011, was once regarded as one of the most dominant pitchers in the American League. He has three consecutive All-Star nods between 2016 and 2018 while leading the AL in wins twice. His career stats include a 98–58 record, 3.16 ERA, and 1,462 strikeouts. If he joins Boston, look for him to have a big comeback season.