The Corey Kluber comeback has taken a bit of a hit for the AL Central-contending Cleveland Indians. Out since early May with an elbow injury, Kluber has been in the minors working his way back to the big-league club.
However, he left his Triple-A start over the weekend after only one inning of actions. The update? Well, it's a bit of good news, bad news for Cleveland.
Fortunately for the Indians, Kluber didn't re-injure his throwing elbow. The bad news, however, is that the veteran hurler left the game due to abdominal tightness, a new injury for the eight-year hurler.
The newest ailment will undoubtedly delay his return to the majors. Before suffering the elbow fracture, Kluber had posted a 2-3 record and 5.80 ERA in seven starts.
Entering Monday, the Indians are only 2.5 games back of the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central standings. If they want to top Minnesota and capture the division crown, getting Kluber back late in the season will obviously do wonders for them.