Photos: Corey Kluber's career with the Cleveland Indians
Corey Kluber came to the Indians organization in 2010 in a three-deal deal. He made his Major League debut the next year, giving up four runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Kluber made his first 12 career starts in 2012 and picked up his first big league win on Sept. 3 in Detroit. However, he still struggled with a 5.14 ERA.
With the arrival of manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Mickey Callaway, Kluber rounded into form in 2013. The 27-year-old went 11-5 with a 3.85 ERA and helped the Tribe reach the AL Wild Card Game.
Even with his 2013 success, virtually no one saw Kluber's 2014 season coming: 18-9, 2.44 ERA, and 269 strikeouts. He had arrived, and became the first Indians right-hander to win the Cy Young Award since Gaylord Perry in 1972.
Despite a solid 3.49 ERA, 2015 was a rough season for Kluber, as a lack of run support limited his record to just 9-16. He did, however, lead the league in complete games and strike out 245 batters, including 18 in a May 13 game against St. Louis.
With a younger and better lineup to support him, Kluber reestablished in 2016 by finishing third in the Cy Young voting. He helped lead the Indians to the AL pennant, going 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA in the postseason.
After missing a month with back problems, 2017 turned out to be Kluber's finest season yet: He led the American League in wins, ERA, complete games, and shutouts, and won his second Cy Young in a runaway. Unfortunately, the Indians were upset in the ALDS by the New York Yankees, and Kluber pitched poorly in his two starts.
Although there some minor signs of decline, Kluber still won 20 games and was a Cy Young finalist in 2018. However, he again struggled as the Indians were swept out of the playoffs, and rumors swirled that he might be traded. This did not come to pass, and Kluber returned for 2019.
Kluber picked up what would turn out to be his final win with Cleveland on Apr. 20, 2019. 11 days later, he suffered a broken arm after being hit by a comebacker in Miami. He missed the rest of the season, and never pitched for the Indians again.