Two-Time AL Cy Young Award Winner Corey Kluber Announces Retirement

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

Veteran pitcher Corey Kluber is ending his professional baseball journey. Kluber, who has two AL Cy Young Awards to his name, announced his retirement on Friday.

Kluber is walking away after playing 13 years in MLB, most of which he spent with the Cleveland. The 37-year-old player played in 15 games for the Boston Red Sox in 2023, posting a 3-6 record with a 7.04 ERA and 42 strikeouts. The Red Sox declined his option for the 2024 season in November, making him a free agent.

“With sincere appreciation, I am announcing my retirement from Major League Baseball, concluding a remarkable 13-season Major League Baseball journey,” Kluber said in a statement posted on Instagram. “I am deeply grateful for the support of numerous individuals and entities that profoundly influenced my path.”

Corey Kluber made his MLB debut with Cleveland in 2011 and spent nine years with the franchise. During that time, Kluber won Cy Young Awards in 2014 and 2017 while receiving three All-Star nods.

Kluber left Cleveland after the 2019 campaign and embarked on stints with the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Red Sox. He pitched a no-hitter on May 19, 2021, as a member of the Yankees.

Kluber finishes his career with a 116–77 record as a starter to go with a 3.44 ERA and 1,725 strikeouts.