The medical update on Indians’ starting pitcher Corey Kluber isn’t good. The Indians today announced that Kluber will miss four to six weeks with his sprained middle finger.
The injury could end up costing him the rest of the season.
Kluber has been fantastic for the Indians this season, surprising even the most die-hard Tribe minor league watchers. Kluber is 7-5 with a 3.54 ERA this season. Over his last six starts, Kluber has been dominant. He has a 1.98 ERA and struck out four hitters for every walk.
Rookie Danny Salazar was called up to start Wednesday night’s game, pushing Ubaldo Jimenez back to Friday. Salazar could be up to stay with Kluber’s injury.
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