ARLINGTON, Texas Texas right-hander Corey Kluber left his first begin in nearly 15 months after only one inning Sunday resulting from shoulder tightness.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner was making his first look for a crew apart from Cleveland after an offseason commerce. He threw 18 pitches whereas dealing with three batters. Colorado’s Trevor Story walked and was thrown out attempting to steal.
The Rangers stated Kluber reported feeling the tightness within the first few pitches and it bought worse because the inning progressed. He was examined by a crew physician and will likely be additional evaluated Monday.
The 34-year-old Kluber was knocked out of his concluding begin for the Indians on May 1, 2019, breaking his right forearm when he was hit by a comeback liner. He was near returning when he sustained an indirect harm throughout a rehab begin last August.
Going into the 2019 season, Kluber was on a five-season stretch as one among baseballs greatest pitchers. He was a 20-game winner in 2018, and the AL Cy Young Award winner in 2014 and 2017. The three-time All-Star threw at the least 203 innings with 222 strikeouts or extra every season.
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