MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 28: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the Opening Day game on March 28, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND — Bad news Tribe fans.
Indians pitcher Corey Kluber was removed from Sunday's Columbus Clippers game after experiencing tightness to his left abdomen during the first inning.
He was examined in Cleveland and found out he had an internal oblique strain.
Kluber has been shut down from throwing and will begin a rehab program.
He will be re-examined in two weeks.
Kluber was just beginning his rehab stint after breaking his arm in May.