Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber announces retirement from MLB
Corey Kluber, the two-time American League Cy Young Award winner, has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball after a successful 13-year career.
The announcement was made on social media by Kluber himself on Friday morning. In a heartfelt message on Instagram, he expressed his gratitude for the support he has received throughout his career.
Kluber first won the Cy Young Award in 2014 while playing for Cleveland, with an impressive record of 18-9 and a 2.44 ERA. He went on to win the award again in 2017, finishing the season with a record of 18-4 and a 2.25 ERA.
The right-hander played for the Boston Red Sox last season, but struggled with a 3-6 record and a 7.04 ERA in 15 games, including nine starts. Despite having signed a one-year, $10 million contract for the 2023 season with Boston, the Red Sox declined to pick up his $11 million club option for 2024 in November.
In 2021, Kluber had a successful stint with the New York Yankees, going 5-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 16 starts, and even pitching a no-hitter in a 2-0 win at Texas. He later joined the Tampa Bay Rays in 2022, finishing with a record of 10-10 and a 4.34 ERA in 31 starts.
Kluber’s retirement marks the end of an extraordinary journey in the Major Leagues, leaving behind a legacy of success and resilience.