Kluber isn't expected to need surgery, will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks

The two-time Cy Young Award winner broke his forearm on Wednesday

James Rapien
May 03, 2019 - 2:48 pm

Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Indians placed Corey Kluber on the 10-day injured list. The 33-year-old broke his right forearm during Wednesday's loss to Miami. 

The Indians don't think Kluber will need surgery. He will be re-examined in 3-4 weeks. 

Kluber struggled to start the season, posted a 5.80 ERA, allowing 44 hits and 23 runs in 35.2 innings. He admitted there were some mechanical issues with his delivery that he hoped to fix. Now he has an entirely different challenge in front of him. 

Jefry Rodriguez is expected to take Kluber's place in the rotation, although the Indians haven't made that official. His next scheduled start was Monday, May 6 against the White Sox, so Rodriguez will likely be promoted in the coming days. 

They called up reliever Jon Edwards to take Kluber's place on the roster. Edwards has a 1.80 ERA in five appearances for the Indians this season. He was sent to Triple-A Columbus on April 13.