Indians make Kluber deal official

Cleveland, OH ( – The Cleveland Indians and 2014 American
League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber officially agreed to terms on a
five-year contract Sunday.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the deal includes club options
for 2020 and 2021.

“This is an exciting day for our organization, Corey and his family,” said
Cleveland Indians executive vice president and general manager Chris
Antonetti. “In his time with us, Corey has grown into a leader in our
clubhouse and an exemplary teammate. His tireless work ethic, consistent
preparation and fierce competitiveness set an example for our younger players,
and his presence on our team is a key reason that we are prepared to compete
for a championship in 2015 and beyond.”

Kluber, who turns 29 on Friday, is coming off his finest season as a
professional. He led the AL with 18 wins while posting a 2.44 earned run
average and registering 269 strikeouts over 34 starts.

The right-hander has gone 31-19 with a 3.34 ERA in 75 games, all but five as
a starter, for the Indians since 2011.