Results tagged ‘ Corey Kluber ’
–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs
–Photos by Sarah Sachs
Corey Kluber won the Cy Young Award in November, but he’s making a strong run at another prestigious award: An Academy Award.
Kluber has shown quite the acting chops over the past 9 months or so. In chronological order:
COREY KLUBER AS RUST COHLE IN HBO’S “TRUE DETECTIVE”:
COREY KLUBER: GROUNDSKEEPER?
COREY KLUBER: TEAM MOM?
Cleveland Cavaliers Center Timofey Mozgov made his way across Gateway Plaza Tuesday night to throw the ceremonial first pitch at Progressive Field.
Mozgov, who is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, joined the Cavs in early January and is now their starting center and key member of the team’s playoff chances. Monday’s Indians vs. White Sox game was just the second baseball game that he has attended, and the first time he has thrown out a ceremonial pitch.
“It’s my first one [first pitch] ever,” said Mozgov. “I practiced a little bit upstairs, but they told me it isn’t that bad.”
Mozgov wasn’t bad at all and after his few warmup throws in the Indians batting cages, he threw a perfect changeup to “catcher” Corey Kluber.
Watching from the warning track were Mozgov’s parents, who were in Cleveland to see their family and catch Timo’s last few regular season games at the Q. Tomorrow, the Cavs will take on the Wizards in their final regular season game before making a playoff run.
“Tomorrow will be a good game for us to get some repetition before the playoffs,” Mozgov said. “I think we are ready.”
–TribeVibe contributor Angela Martin/Photos by Dan Mendlik and Sarah Sachs
—Photos by Dan Mendlik/Sarah Sachs
Two days after the Cleveland Indians signed Corey Kluber to a five-year deal, the team announced on Tuesday that it has signed RHP CARLOS CARRASCO to a four-year Major League contract thru the 2018 season with club options for 2019 and 2020.
Carrasco, 28, posted a mark of 8-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 40 games/14 starts between the starting rotation and bullpen in 2014 (134.0IP, 103H, 38ER, 29BB, 140SO, .209AVG). Upon re-entering the rotation on August 10, Carlos posted a mark of 5-3 with a 1.30 ERA over his final 10 starts of the season (69.0IP, 45H, 10ER, 78SO), the lowest ERA in the American League over the span. His season-long ERA of 2.55 was the 2nd-lowest by a Cleveland pitcher since 1970 among pitchers with at least 134.0IP.
The Barquisimeto, Venezuela native owns a career Major League record of 19-26 with a 4.30 ERA in 88 games/54 starts with Cleveland (372.1IP, 384H, 178ER, 304SO) since being acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies in a six-player trade in July of 2009. He is slated to make his 2015 debut against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, April 8 in Minute Maid Park. He recorded his first career shutout in Houston last September 17, a two-hit, 12 strikeout performance.
Club control through year …
A look at how long key Indians players are under club control:
- Corey Kluber (2019)
- Michael Brantley (2017)
- Yan Gomes (2019)
- Jason Kipnis (2019)
- Carlos Carrasco (2018)
- Trevor Bauer (2020)
- Cody Allen (2018)
- Roberto Perez (2020)
- Jose Ramirez (2020)
MLB ERA Leaders, Aug. 1-End of season (Min. 60IP)
- Volquez (Pittsburgh) — 1.63
- Carrasco (Cleveland) — 1.70
- McHugh (Houston) — 1.77
- Zimmerman (Washington) — 1.81
- Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers) — 1.87
To hear how much Kluber means to the Tribe, take a listen to Tribe GM Chris Antonetti talk about the Cy Young winner below.
Cleveland Indians sign pitcher Corey Kluber to 5-year contract through 2019, with club options for 2020, 2021
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed RHP COREY KLUBER to a five-year Major League contract thru the 2019 season with club options for 2020 and 2021.
Kluber, 28, is coming off one of the best seasons in Indians history by a starting pitcher, going 18-9 in 2014 with a 2.44 ERA in 34 starts (235.2IP, 207H, 64ER, 14HR, 51BB, 269SO). He finished tied for 1st in the American League in wins (18) and starts (34), 2nd in strikeouts (269, 6th-most in single-season club history) and 3rd in ERA (2.44) and innings pitched (235.2).
He became just the fourth Major League pitcher to since 1987 to post 18 wins, a sub-2.50 ERA while recording at least 260 strikeouts, joining Bob Feller (1946) and Luis Tiant (1968) in Indians history and Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens in the last 28 seasons. Following the season he became the fourth Cleveland Indians pitcher to earn the American League Cy Young Award, joining Gaylord Perry (1972), CC Sabathia (2007) and Cliff Lee (2008).
Kluber was acquired by the Indians on July 31, 2010 from the San Diego Padres in a three-team trade that sent RHP Jake Westbrook to the St. Louis Cardinals. He owns a career Major League record of 31-19 with a 3.34 ERA in 75 games/70 starts (450.1IP, 442H, 167ER, 464SO).
“This is an exciting day for our organization, Corey and his family,” said Cleveland Indians Executive Vice President and General Manager CHRIS ANTONETTI. “In his time with us, Corey has grown into a leader in our clubhouse and an exemplary teammate. His tireless work ethic, consistent preparation and fierce competitiveness set an example for our younger players, and his presence on our team is a key reason that we are prepared to compete for a championship in 2015 and beyond.”
The Cleveland Indians have received a lot of national attention lately (read about it here), but that hasn’t stopped fans from being slightly critical. Indians players, staff and some special guests decided to fire back to the negative Twitter comments. Their reactions do not disappoint.
(By the way, we still don’t know what JIXES are…)
–Photos by Dan Mendlik