Yankees: Return! Corey Kluber already knows when he returns to the hill of GL

The veteran right-hander Corey Kluber of the New York Yankees, was back at a major league diamond Thursday afternoon, the normally stoic right-hander flashed a broad smile after making eye contact with Elvis Andrus, a teammate during his brief stint with the Texas Rangers.

Next week, the two-time Cy Young Award winner will face major league hitters again. Kluber is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list and is listed as the Yankees’ likely starter for Game 1 of Monday’s series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, manager Aaron Boone, said:

Kluber pitched a no-hitter on May 19 at Texas, then lasted three innings in his next start against the Toronto Blue Jays before heading out with stiffness in the throwing shoulder. Kluber was diagnosed with a right subscapular strain and went months without pitching, sparking speculation that the 35-year-old’s season was in jeopardy.

However, Kluber has been able to get back on the mound with a pair of successful starts this month for Double-A Somerset, the most recent of which was Tuesday. Against Akron, Kluber went 3 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on five hits, walking one and striking out four on a 60 pitch effort.

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Boone said left-hander Andrew Heaney will move to the bullpen later this week and could potentially build on Monday’s start with Kluber, depending on how efficiently Kluber manages the Angels. Boone said he would consider Heaney a sixth starter when the Yankees begin a 20-game stretch without a day off.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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