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Rangers decline $18M option on RHP Kluber

Field Level Media
31 Oct 2020, 06:19 GMT+10

The Texas Rangers on Friday declined an $18 million team option for 2021 on right-hander Corey Kluber.

Acquired in a trade with Cleveland last December, the two-time Cy Young Award winner only pitched to three batters in a Rangers uniform.

Making his Texas debut in a July 26 start against Colorado, he exited after one scoreless inning with a torn muscle in his right shoulder.

The Rangers will owe Kluber, 34, a $1 million buyout and he becomes a free agent.

The three-time All-Star was 98-58 with a 3.16 ERA and 1,461 strikeouts in 208 games (203) starts with the Indians from 2011-19.

Texas also outrighted right-hander Luke Farrell to the minors and sent right-hander Ian Gibaut to the Minnesota Twins on a waiver claim.

--Field Level Media

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