Corey Kluber Biography

Corey Kluber, also known as Klubot, is an American professional baseball pitcher currently signed to the Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball. With an impressive career that spanned nearly a decade with the Cleveland Indians, Kluber achieved remarkable feats such as registering 18 strikeouts in a single game and achieving 20 wins in a season. He played a pivotal role in setting the team’s 22-game win streak record. Kluber’s exceptional performance earned him nominations for the ‘AL Cy Young Award’ for five consecutive seasons, winning it twice in 2014 and 2017. Additionally, he was selected to the MLB All-Star Game three times and was honored as the ‘AL Sporting News Starting Pitcher of the Year’ in 2016. Known for his power pitching style and high strikeout rates, Kluber had the highest earned run average (ERA) in 2017 and led the major leagues in wins on two occasions. Notably, he developed his signature two-seam sinker while playing for the Columbus Clippers in 2011.

Quick Facts

  • Nick Name: Klubot
  • Also Known As: Corey Scott Kluber
  • Age: 37 Years, 37 Year Old Males
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Amanda
    • Father: Jim
    • Mother: Ellen Kluber
    • Children: Camden, Kendall, Kennedy
  • Born Country: United States
  • Baseball Players
  • American Men
  • Height: 6’4″ (193 cm), 6’4″ Males
  • Notable Alumni: Stetson University
  • Ancestry: Austrian American
  • U.S. State: Alabama
  • City: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Education: Coppell High School, Stetson University

Childhood & Early Life

Corey Scott Kluber was born on April 10, 1986, in Birmingham, Alabama to Jim and Ellen Kluber. He grew up in Coppell, Texas and later in DeLand, Florida. Kluber played baseball at Coppell High School and was included in the 2003 South Top Prospect Showcase by the Perfect Game USA website. However, he was not picked up by any team in the 2004 MLB Draft, likely due to a fractured right elbow. Kluber had undergone major surgery to insert two screws to repair the stress fracture caused by being overused by his high school coach Don English.

Amateur Career

Kluber’s pitching ability caught the attention of Stetson University coaches at the World Wood Bat Championships in Jupiter, Florida. He was recruited by the university and had a mixed performance in his freshman year with a 2-2 win-loss record and a high 7.82 ERA. However, he improved in his sophomore year, starting in 14 of his 17 appearances and compiling a 6-5 win-loss record with a 3.61 ERA. In his junior year, Kluber had an impressive 12-2 win-loss record with a 2.05 ERA and 117 strikeouts. He was named the Atlantic Sun Conference’s ‘Pitcher of the Year’ and received several other accolades.

Professional Career

Kluber was selected by the San Diego Padres in the fourth round of the 2007 MLB draft. He was later traded to the Fort Wayne Wizards and then assigned to the Lake Elsinore Storm. Kluber played in the Class AA Texas League and was named the ‘Texas League Pitcher of the Week’ in July 2010. On July 31, 2010, Kluber was traded to the Cleveland Indians. He made his major league debut with the Indians on September 1, 2011. Kluber had a successful career with the Indians, earning numerous awards and accolades, including the prestigious ‘AL Cy Young Award’ in 2014.

Recent Years and Current Status

In 2019, Kluber suffered a fractured right forearm during a game against the Miami Marlins. He had a slow start to the 2019 season and only made seven starts before the injury. Kluber began participating in minor league rehab assignments in August 2019 but struggled to regain his form and experienced abdominal tightness. In December 2019, he was traded to the Texas Rangers.

Family & Personal Life

Corey Kluber met his wife, Amanda, while attending Stetson University, and they got married in 2010. They have three children together. Kluber and his wife have been involved in charitable work, including running the ‘Kluber’s Kids’ program with the Cleveland Clinic to support child patients. In 2018, they launched The Kluber Family Foundation to assist families with seriously ill and chronically ill children.

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