Kluber out for at least a month with broken arm after being hit by line drive

Posted at 3:05 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 15:05:38-04

CLEVELAND — Everyone watching Wednesday knew Corey Kluber would be sidelined after being struck by a line drive, but with a fractured right pitching arm, it’s still unclear just how long he’ll be out. Indians officials say he will be re-examined in three to four weeks.

Kluber, 33, was struck during the fifth inning Wednesday night in Miami, sending him to the 10-Day Injured List. He was examined at the Cleveland Clinic Thursdayx, where an x-ray and CT scan confirmed a non-displaced fracture to his right ulna, one of the bones in the forearm. Surgery is still not indicated, but he will be examined at the clinic in three to four weeks, Indians officials said.

Jon Edwards from AAA Columbus was recalled to take Kluber’s place. He opened the season on the Major League roster, posting a 1.80 ERA in five relief appearances for the Indians before his April 13 option to Columbus.