Indians starter Corey Kluber tweaked his hamstring during a side session and is expected to miss 10 days, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports. He was supposed to start on Friday night against the Tigers, but he was scratched and Josh Tomlin will pitch in his place.
Per Bastian, Francona plans to use Cody Anderson on Sunday, Trevor Bauer on Monday, and Carlos Carrasco on Tuesday, barring any setbacks.
Kluber, 29, has had an up-and-down year. He leads the American League in losses with 13, but has a decent 3.41 ERA with a 219/38 K/BB ratio in 200 1/3 innings. It hasn’t been the follow-up to last year’s Cy Young Award-winning season that many were expecting, but Kluber’s loss total has more to do with a poor offense than anything else.
The Indians enter play Friday with a 64-68 record and remain in the periphery of the AL Wild Card race. They’re six games behind the Rangers for the second Wild Card slot.