CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians have released an update on the status of pitcher Corey Kluber, who left Monday night’s AL Central clincher game with was first described as right groin tightness.
An MRI has confirmed that Kluber has a mild quad strain. The injury will put him out of action for 7-10 days. The team’s first post-season game is slated for Thursday, October 6.
Kluber update: MRI confirmed mild quad strain. Groin injury ruled out.
Return to game activity: 7-10 days. pic.twitter.com/kbilnLiMq7
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 28, 2016
Kluber threw only 60 pitches and allowed two runs and five hits. He gave up a two-run homer to J.D. Martinez in the second but got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fourth. The Indians took the lead with two runs in the top of the fifth, then reliever Dan Otero came to the mound for Cleveland.
The Indians are already dealing with injuries to starters Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar.