Corey Kluber has signed a one-year deal with the Red Sox, AP says

Jay Cohen, The Associated Press

The Boston Red Sox and right-handed pitcher Corey Kluber agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract on Wednesday.

The pact comes with an option year, worth $11 million, as well as several performance bonuses, according to a source familiar with the negotiations who told The Associated Press. This source asked to remain anonymous, since the officialization of the agreement will have to wait for the end of the medical evaluations of the one who won twice the Cy-Young trophy in the American League.

The 36-year-old Kluber will be making his third AL East team in as many years. He was 5-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 16 starts with the New York Yankees in 2021 — a season in which he went one game without a run or hit in a 2020 win. 2-0 against the Texas Rangers.

Then in 2022, Kluber went 10-10 and 4.34 ERA in 31 starts for the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Red Sox acquired Kluber the day after the announcement of the departure of Nathan Eovaldi, who signed a two-year contract with the Rangers.

The offseason hasn’t been easy for the Boston squad, which also lost star shortstop Xander Bogaerts to the free agent market.

The Red Sox finished last in the AL East Division this season, with a 78-84 record. The team maintained a 4.53 earned run average, ranking 25th in the Majors.

Kluber joins a list of potential starters that also includes Chris Sale, Nick Pivetta, Garrett Whitlock, Brayan Bello, Tanner Houck and James Paxton.

The right-hander began his major league career in 2011 with Cleveland. He was one of the best starters on the entire circuit, until he was slowed down by injuries.

Along with being selected three times to play in the All-Star Game, Kluber won the Cy-Young Trophy in 2014 and 2017.

Kluber left Cleveland when he was traded to Rangers in December 2019.

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