Report: Indians, Rangers reach trade agreement for pitcher Corey Kluber

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CLEVELAND, OH – APRIL 27: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against Lorenzo Cain #6 (not pictured) of the Kansas City Royals to record his 500th career strikeout during the sixth inning of their game on April 27, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Royals defeated the Indians 6-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Indians are trading right-handed starting pitcher Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers, according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman.

Heyman reports that the deal is pending physicals.

Ken Rosenthal says that the Rangers will owe Kluber $17.5 million in 2020. He will earn $18 million in 2021 if he pitches 160 innings next season and is not on the injured list at the end of the season.

Cleveland will receive outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. and right-handed pitcher Emmanuel Clase in exchange for Kluber.  Sources say these are not going to be the only players involved in the trade.

Kluber, 33, made his MLB debut in 2011 with Cleveland and has played for the Indians ever since.

He has a 98–58 career record and a 3.16 ERA.

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