Indians' Corey Kluber named 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner

Corey Kluber is the 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner.
Corey Kluber is the 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner. (USATSI)

Indians right-hander Corey Kluber was named the 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner on Wednesday night, the BBWAA announced. He received 17 of the 30 first place votes.

Kluber, 28, went 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA in 34 innings. He led the league with a 2.35 FIP and struck out 269 innings in 235 2/3 innings. Kluber walked only 51 batters and posted a stellar 5.27 K/BB ratio.

Kluber is the third different Indians pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in the last eight years. CC Sabathia won in 2007 and Cliff Lee won in 2008.

Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez finished second in the voting and received 13 first place votes. White Sox left-hander Chris Sale finished third in the voting. The full voting results can be seen at the BBWAA's site.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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