Kluber suffers fracture after being hit by line drive

The 33-year-old left after 4.2 innings on Wednesday

James Rapien
May 01, 2019 - 8:50 pm
Apr 26, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) gets a mound visit from pitching coach Carl Willis (51) during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Corey Kluber was hit by a line drive in the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game against Miami. The ball hit him below the elbow on his pitching arm. 

X-rays revealed a non-displaced fracture of the ulna, which is a bone in the forearm that connects the elbow to the smallest finger. 

Kluber will be re-evaluated on Thursday and the club will try to set a timetable for his return. 

The 33-year-old didn't throw another pitch after being hit by the ball. Terry Francona and team trainers talked to Kluber on the mound, but he didn't show any emotion as he left the game. 

The exit velocity on the line drive was clocked at 102 mph.

The Indians are already without starter Mike Clevinger, who's on the 60-day injured list with a back injury.