Kluber last pitched on May 25th, as he departed that game against the Toronto Blue Jays with shoulder tightness.
His record is four wins and three losses along with a 3.04 earned runs average. Also, Kluber has recorded 55 strikeouts this season in 53.1 innings pitched. The 53.1 innings pitched is the highest amount of innings pitched since 2018.
Previously, Kluber won the American Cy Young Award in 2014 and 2017 with the Cleveland Indians.
On August 12th, Kluber pitched in his first rehab start at Double-A Somerset.
In his first rehab start against the Portland Sea Dogs, he threw 45 pitches in 1.1 innings giving up five runs. 20 of those pitches were called strikes. It is not surprising that Kluber struggled with his command since he last pitched in May. Within the next five or six days, he will pitch in another rehab start. His fastball was clocked at the high 80s and touched 90 miles per hour.
The Yankees are hopeful that he can be ready by the end of August or early in September.
This season, Kluber started off slow and lacked efficiency, but as the season progressed, he looked like the dominant pitcher he was when he played for the Indians. Kluber averaged over seven innings per start over his last five starts prior to his injury. He recorded a 2.27 earned runs average in the month of May while throwing a no-hitter.
He signed a one-year contract for $11 million dollars, so hopefully, the 35-year-old will come back to the Yankees this season!
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