Corey Kluber’s debut with the Texas Rangers didn’t go as well as he likely hoped.
The right-hander exited his debut with the team after just one inning due to tightness in his shoulder, an issue that progressed after a few days. The two-time Cy Young Award winner was examined by a team doctor and will be further evaluated Monday, per the Associated Press.
Kluber broke his right forearm May 1, 2019 after being hit by a comeback line drive in a start with his former team, the Cleveland Indians. He then suffered an oblique injury while rehabbing for a return in August. The Rangers acquired Kluber from the Indians in December.
Hopefully, Kluber’s injury isn’t serious. And with Houston Astros’ ace Justin Verlander potentially out for the rest of the season according to a Sunday report, the American League West could get interesting in 2020.