Indians’ Injuries Continue


David Facaros

The Indians have started the season off 16-13, but it has come with a price. As we know, earlier in the year both Mike Clevinger and Carlos Carrasco suffered injuries which hurt the Indians starting rotation big time. Clevinger is set to make a comeback sometime in June.

Two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Corey Kluber broke his right forearm, his pitching arm, Wednesday night after he was hit by a line drive.

The Cleveland Indians ace was struck by Miami Marlins’ Brian Anderson’s liner in the fifth inning. Despite being hit, Kluber ran to the ball and attempted to swipe it with his glove to first base. Anderson was called safe. The 33-year-old starting pitcher was then seen walking back to the mound in obvious pain. According to Statcast, the ball had an exit velocity of 102.2 mph.

Senior Adam Hascher said, “The Indians cannot catch a break with these injuries and it’s going to hurt them down the road.”

Kluber will be re-evaluated in Cleveland when the team can determine how long the pitcher might be out. The Indians said the fracture was non-displaced, meaning the bone was still properly aligned.

“It stinks, you know?” teammate Roberto Perez said. “He’s our ace. We’re going to miss him.” The Cleveland catcher called the injury “tough” to watch.