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The Yankees and two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber reached an agreement on a one-year, $11 million deal on Friday night, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. New York has not confirmed the deal, which is pending the completion of a physical.
Kluber, 34, impressed a large

The Yankees and two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber reached an agreement on a one-year, $11 million deal on Friday night, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. New York has not confirmed the deal, which is pending the completion of a physical.

Kluber, 34,

from about 25 teams in attendance at his showcase on Wednesday, and his market heated up substantially after he looked healthy and flashed his typical fastball velocity for this point of the offseason.

Kluber made just one start for the Rangers in 2020, exiting after one inning with a torn teres major muscle in his right shoulder. The right-hander also missed most of 2019 after he fractured his right arm when he was hit by a line drive while pitching against the Marlins.

Kluber, who works out in the offseason with Yankees director of health and performance Eric Cressey, posted a 2.85 ERA (151 ERA+) with a 10.1 K/9 rate over 1,091 1/3 innings from 2014-18, winning AL Cy Young Awards in ’14 and ‘17 and finishing third in the voting twice more in that span.

Kluber represents a low-risk, high-ceiling addition for the Yankees, who are likely moving on to addressing holes in their starting rotation after reportedly reaching an agreement with top free-agent target DJ LeMahieu earlier Friday. Three major pieces of last year’s Yankees rotation in Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton and J.A. Happ are all free agents this winter, and the Bronx Bombers faced some uncertainty in trusting their collection of young starters, including Jordan Montgomery, Deivi García, Michael King, Domingo Germán and Luis Severino (returning from Tommy John surgery) behind ace Gerrit Cole.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.



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