Corey Kluber is on the move.
The Texas Rangers are in agreement to acquire the veteran right-hander from the Cleveland Indians, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. Outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. and RHP Emmanuel Clase will be sent to Cleveland in the deal, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports.
Kluber, 33, is a two-time AL Cy Young Award winner and a three-time All-Star. He made just seven starts in 2019 after suffering an arm fracture from being hit by a line drive.
But in 2018, Kluber won 20 games for the first time in his career while registering a 2.89 ERA and 222 strikeouts in 215 innings. In 160 starts from 2014-18, Kluber went 83-45 with a 2.85 ERA and 1228 strikeouts in 1091 1/3 innings. His Cy Youngs came in 2014 and 2017.
Kluber had his $17.5 million club option for 2020 picked up earlier this offseason. He also has an $18 million club option for 2021.
The Rangers want to make a splash with the opening of a new ballpark in Arlington, and acquiring Kluber certainly qualifies.