Indians ace Kluber sidelined by broken right forearm

May 2, 2019
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber, right, leaves during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Miami. Kluber was hit by a single hit by Marlins' Brian Anderson. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI (AP) — Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber is in a cast after he broke his right forearm against the Miami Marlins.

Kluber was hit by a line drive off the bat of Brian Anderson in the fifth inning Wednesday, and after a brief visit with a trainer, the Indians’ ace left the game.

The Indians said the fracture was non-displaced, meaning the bone was still properly aligned. Kluber will be re-evaluated in Cleveland on Thursday, and the Indians will have a better idea at that point of how long he might be out.

They’re already without starter Mike Clevinger, who is sidelined until at least June with a back injury.

Cleveland lost 4-2. Kluber, a two-time American League Cy Young Award winner, has struggled this season and is 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA.


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