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Corey Kluber Removed From Indians' Rehab Start After Just 1 Inning and No Update Has Been Provided

MIAMI, FL - MAY 01: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians leaves the game in the fifth inning after breaking his forearm when he was hit by a line drive against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 1, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Indians, after a slow start to the year, are right in the thick of the AL Central race with the Minnesota Twins and have only gotten stronger.

They made moves to add power to their lineup at the deadline and their starting rotation has largely been on the mend with Mike Clevinger returning and Carlos Carrasco starting to get back on track.

Corey Kluber was another one of those guys in line to return to the major league roster very soon, but he apparently hit a snag during a rehab outing on Sunday.

And what's being reported is NOT good.

The right-hander is recovering from a broken forearm, which he suffered after just seven starts to begin the year. Those, by the way, didn't go well at all, as he logged a 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP.

Given the details, it sounds like the Indians will have to make due without him for a bit longer. Thankfully, their rotation has been a strong suit, but it'd still be a much-needed boost if the former ace joined the club during the final stretch of the year.