The Texas Rangers have received some rough news as starting pitcher Corey Kluber will be missing a minimum of four weeks with an elbow injury. Kluber underwent an MRI that showed issues with Kluber’s shoulder. The Rangers have since placed Kluber on the Injured List (IL) and will reevaluate his progress in a minimum of four weeks to see how he has progressed.
Corey Kluber had an MRI on Sunday evening which determined he has a grade 2 tear of the teres major muscle in the back of his right shoulder. He will be shut down from throwing for a minimum of 4 weeks and will be placed on the IL.
— John Blake (@RangerBlake) July 27, 2020
The Rangers just acquired Corey Kluber this past offseason in a trade with the Cleveland Indians and were hoping the starter would get back to greatness on the mound. It had been fifteen months since Kluber had last thrown a big-league pitch, and his outing did not end well.
In 2019, Kluber would pitch in 35.2 innings at the big league level where he made seven starts on the season. He produced a 2-3 record, a 5.80 ERA, a 1.65 WHIP, and 38 punch-outs for the Indians before having to try and make a comeback in the minor leagues.
As mentioned, he was moved to the Rangers where he made just one start in the 60-game sprint that is the 2020 season. Kluber threw all of one inning, walking one batter, striking out another before departing the game with the injury. Bad news for Kluber and bad news for the Rangers.