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Yankees in Talks to Reunite with Retired Cy Young Ace!



The New York Yankees and Corey Kluber appear to have formed a strong bond during their brief stint together in 2021, as they are now exploring the possibility of reuniting, albeit in a different capacity.

According to reports by Newsday’s Erik Boland, Kluber, a distinguished two-time AL Cy Young recipient, is engaged in discussions regarding a potential “yet-to-be-specified advisory role” with the Yankees. The nature of this role, whether it pertains to the coaching staff or the front office, remains uncertain. Kluber officially retired from his playing career on February 9th and currently resides near the Yankees’ spring training facility in Tampa, Florida, where he recently visited the complex.

At 37 years old, Kluber boasts an impressive 13-season career, albeit one somewhat marred by injuries in his later years. Despite these setbacks, he compiled a commendable 3.44 ERA across 1,641 2/3 innings pitched. Notably, from 2013 to 2018, Kluber was a dominant force with the Cleveland Indians, amassing a remarkable 94-50 record with a 2.96 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 1,364 strikeouts over 1,238 2/3 innings. His exceptional performance during this period earned him two Cy Young awards and garnered votes for three others.

However, Kluber’s fortunes took a downturn in May 2019 when he suffered a significant injury, fracturing his right ulna on a line drive. This injury foreshadowed further struggles, including a teres major muscle tear in his right shoulder during his brief stint with the Texas Rangers, to which he was traded following the injury.

Joining the Yankees as a free agent in 2021, Kluber’s time on the mound was limited to 80 innings across 16 starts due to another shoulder injury. Nonetheless, he etched his name in Yankees history by pitching the organization’s 12th no-hitter, a feat accomplished in a 2-0 victory over the Rangers on May 19th, during which he recorded nine strikeouts and issued only one walk.

Now, it seems a reunion between Kluber and the Yankees may be imminent, marking a new chapter for the esteemed pitcher within the organization.

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