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Corey Kluber signs free agent deal with the Rays

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed pitcher Corey Kluber on Sunday. He has agreed to a one-year contract with the team.

He will make $8 million for the upcoming 2022 season. If he pitches the full season, Kluber has the potential to earn $13 million.

Former Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber pitches in a game
Corey Kluber pitches in a game (Photo by Corey Kluber/Instagram)

This will be his third team in three seasons. He pitched for the New York Yankees in 2021 and the Texas Rangers during the 2020 season.

Over the last two seasons, he has made just 17 starts. He made one start with the Rangers, before being shut down for the season.

Kluber made 16 starts with the Yankees during the 2021 season. He also had one shutout and one complete game.

The veteran pitcher had a 3.83 ERA with the Yankees in the aforementioned 16 games. He allowed 37 runs, including 34 being earned runs, on 74 hits over 80 innings.

He has played in Major League Baseball for the past 11 seasons. The majority of his career was spent with the Cleveland Indians organization that is now known as the Cleveland Guardians.

As a pitcher, he is 103-61 in 225 games, including 220 starts. He has a 3.19 ERA with three games finished, 18 complete games, and eight shutouts. Kluber has allowed 555 runs, including 505 earned runs, on 1,239 hits in 1,422 2/3 innings.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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