Indians’ Corey Kluber fractures arm after being struck by ball


MIAMI, FL – MAY 01: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 1, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

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MIAMI — Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber has fractured his right ulna after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Brian Anderson Wednesday night.

The team confirmed the news on Twitter saying, “Initial X-rays on Corey Kluber revealed a non-displaced fracture of his right ulna.”

Kluber will be reevaluated in Cleveland Friday to confirm the diagnosis and assess a timetable for his return.

According to MLB Statcast, the ball left the bat at 102.2 mph before striking Kluber’s right forearm.

The ball then rolled away from Kluber, and he tried to swat it to first base with his glove rather than throwing it as Anderson reached on an infield hit. Kluber briefly visited with a trainer before walking off the field with the Marlins leading 3-1 in the fifth inning.

Kluber, a two-time American League Cy Young Award winner, entered the game 2-2 with a 5.81 ERA.

The Indians are already without starter Mike Clevinger, who is out until at least June with a back injury.

More on Corey Kluber, here.

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