Indians right-hander Corey Kluber was scratched from his scheduled start last Friday due to a strained right hamstring, but he’s working toward his return.
According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Kluber did some agility drills and a long-toss session today at Progressive Field. The plan calls for him to throw a bullpen session on Friday, after which the Indians will discuss how to proceed. It’s possible he could rejoin the rotation next week.
Kluber’s secondary numbers aren’t too far off from his AL Cy Young Award campaign from last year, but he’s currently 8-13 with a 3.41 ERA over 28 starts this season. A big reason for that is lack of help from his offense. Only five qualified pitchers in MLB have received less run support this season.
Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.
Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his expense. Georgia Angelos, their mother, also was named as a defendant.
In a Friday court filing in the case, John, Lou, Georgia and Peter Angelos called on “all claims, including all counterclaims and defenses, asserted therein be dismissed with prejudice in their entirety.”
“The Parties also withdraw and terminate all pending motions submitted in these actions,” the filing said.
Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turned 93 last year. According to the suit, he had surgery after his aortic valve failed in 2017.
Lou Angelos accused John of trying to take control of Peter Angelos’ assets and manipulating Georgia Angelos. The lawsuit was one of a handful of off-field issues looming over the Orioles this offseason. The team also has a lease at Camden Yards that expires at the end of the year.