Corey Kluber exits game after taking line drive off elbow

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Update (10:07 PM ET): Kluber has a non-displaced fracture of his right ulna bone, The Athletic’s Zack Meisel reports.


Indians pitcher Corey Kluber was forced to leave Wednesday night’s start against the Marlins in the fifth inning after taking a 102 MPH Brian Anderson line drive off of his pitching elbow.

Kluber hit Curtis Granderson with a pitch to start the inning, then got two outs on strikeout-caught stealing with Miguel Rojas batting. Overall, Kluber allowed three runs on eight hits with no walks and three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings on the evening.

The Indians should pass along an update on Kluber’s status later tonight.

Kluber, 33, entered Wednesday’s start with a 5.81 ERA and a 35/15 K/BB ratio in 31 innings spanning six starts on the season.