Kluber (shoulder) threw 20 pitches off a mound Friday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
The veteran right-hander was limited to throwing fastballs and came out of the bullpen session with no issues. It's the first time Kluber's been on a mound since landing on the injured list in late May, so it's a significant step in his rehab work. The 35-year-old still has a ways to go before a potential return date is pinpointed, and he's unlikely to rejoin the Yankees before September.
Kluber (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
Before locking Kluber in for his first mound work since he landed on the injured list in late May, the Yankees will re-evaluate the right-hander Thursday. He's been throwing off flat ground for several weeks now, and he increased his distance to 120 feet in Wednesday's session. The Yankees are hopeful that the right-hander will be ready to return from the 60-day injured list at some point in September.
Kluber (shoulder) has advanced to throwing from 120 feet and could toss a bullpen session by the end of next week, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Kluber last pitched May 25, when he was removed from his start due to what was later diagnosed as a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder. He was eventually transferred to the 60-day IL and isn't eligible to return until late July. Though he's unlikely to be ready when first eligible, Kluber's possible progression to mound work within a week signals a major step in his recovery. Prior to getting hurt, the veteran right-hander was enjoying a solid campaign, posting a 3.04 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.3 K/9 across 10 starts.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said last week that he doesn't expect Kluber (shoulder) to return from the 60-day injured list until September, MLB.com reports.
Since being shut down in late May with a strained right shoulder, Kluber has progressed to throwing off flat ground from 75 feet. He'll likely need to come close to doubling that distance before the Yankees clear him for bullpen sessions, and he'll have several more checkpoints to hit in the rehab process before the organization hones in on a possible target date for his return. Any setbacks suffered along the way would seriously jeopardize Kluber's chances of pitching again in 2021.
Kluber (shoulder) has been throwing from 90 feet for about a week, Greg Joyce of the New York Post reports.
Kluber had previously been throwing from 75 feet, so he is very slowly progressing through a program that projects to allow him to rejoin the Yankees sometime in mid- to late-August. He stated that he will advance to 120 feet "whenever they tell me to" and explained that he doesn't know of an exact return date. Per Meredith Marakovits of YES Network, Kluber is confident that he will be back at some point this season.
General manager Brian Cashman said Saturday that Kluber (shoulder) is not expected to rejoin the starting rotation until August or September, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Kluber has been working his way back from a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder that has sidelined him since late May. He extended his throwing distance to 75 feet earlier this week but still figures to be a ways away from throwing off a mound. Cashman said the right-hander could return in August but noted that a September activation from the 60-day IL appears more likely at this point.
Kluber (shoulder) has extended his throwing distance to 75 feet, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
Kluber is still only playing catch, but he's made slight progress in his throwing program. He isn't eligible to return from the injured list until late July, but a better idea of his return timetable could become clear once he's able to resume mound work.
Kluber (shoulder) recently began a throwing program and is playing catch from 60 feet, Justin Shackil of SiriusXM reports.
The veteran right-hander was transferred to the 60-day injured list in early June and is now in the early stages of his throwing program. Kluber won't be eligible to be activated until late July, so he has plenty of time to ramp things up before being able to rejoin the rotation.
The Yankees moved Kluber (shoulder) to the 60-day injured list Saturday.
The move frees up a roster spot as Kluber, yet to begin a throwing program, still projects to return around late July. Infielder Chris Gittens was signed Saturday to fill Kluber's spot.
Kluber (shoulder) is expected to begin a throwing program soon, though his overall return timeline hasn't changed, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
Kluber was originally expected to be shut down from throwing for four weeks after being diagnosed with a shoulder strain in late May. While it now looks as though he'll be throwing within two weeks of being shut down, that evidently simply represents a change in how the Yankees intend to go about his rehab rather than a change in his overall timeline. He'll presumably be brought along very cautiously at the start of his throwing program, with a return date in late July still the most likely outcome.
Kluber (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Kluber will be shut down from throwing for four weeks after he was diagnosed with a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder, so his placement on the injured list doesn't come as a surprise. Right-hander Albert Abreu was recalled by the Yankees as part of a corresponding move. Since Kluber will need to build his arm back up after being shut down, he'll likely miss most of July while he recovers.
Kluber was diagnosed with a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder and will be shut down from throwing for four weeks, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
The 35-year-old will undergo a second MRI to confirm the diagnosis, but for now he can expect to be sidelined for the foreseeable future. The initial MRI was deemed precautionary when the right-hander exited Tuesday's start after three innings with shoulder tightness, but it appears the issue is more serious. Kluber will require some time to build his arm back up after being shut down for a month, so he'll be unavailable for most of July even if his recovery goes as planned.
The Yankees are sending Kluber in for an MRI on Wednesday strictly as a precaution after he was diagnosed with right shoulder tightness following his start in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The club is apparently confident that Kluber isn't dealing with any structural damage to his shoulder or a strain, so the MRI will ideally confirm the Yankees' medical staff's initial findings. Kluber appeared to downplay the injury himself when he spoke to reporters after Tuesday's game, mentioning that the issue isn't similar to the teres muscle tear in his shoulder that sidelined him for the majority of the 2020 campaign. Even so, Kluber should be considered questionable at best to make his next turn through the rotation, which comes Sunday in Detroit. The two-time Cy Young Award winner dropped to 4-3 after being tagged for two runs while striking out five over three innings in Tuesday's start, his first since tossing his first career no-hitter May 19 in Texas.
Kluber was removed from Tuesday's start against the Blue Jays with tightness in his right shoulder.
The 35-year-old didn't appear to be in any obvious discomfort Tuesday but was pulled after three innings due to the shoulder issue -- he allowed two runs on two hits and three walks while fanning five en route to his third loss of the season. Kluber will undergo an MRI on Wednesday to determine the severity and specifics of the injury. The veteran right-hander was limited to one inning last season due to a muscle tear in his right shoulder, so there's some obvious concern regarding Tuesday's departure.
Kluber was removed from Tuesday's start against the Blue Jays after three innings for undisclosed reasons, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
The 35-year-old surrendered two runs on two hits and three walks while recording five strikeouts over three innings, and he didn't appear to be dealing with any obvious injury. Kluber threw 58 pitches before leaving the contest, and it's unclear if his next turn through the rotation will be affected by the situation.
Kluber (4-2) threw a no-hitter against the Rangers on Wednesday, striking out nine and walking a batter in the Yankees' 2-0 win.
Kluber made history as the first Yankee to throw a no-hitter since 1999. The 35-year-old's lone blemish on the night was a one-out walk in the third to Charlie Culberson, but he went on to retire 20 straight batters to finish his historic performance. Kluber fell just short of his season high in strikeouts and walked under two hitters for just the second time this season. The two-time CY Young Award winner has had excellent command of his offspeed pitches to make up for his lack of velocity in his fastball this year. He now owns an impressive 2.86 ERA to go along with a 50:20 K:BB over 50.1 innings and will look to pick up his fifth win in six tries in his next outing.
Kluber (3-2) allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings as he was credited with a win against the Orioles on Friday.
Kluber got off to a rough start by allowing a first-inning home run to Austin Hays but was able to find a groove for the next few frames before running into more trouble in the fifth. The 35-year-old gave up three more runs on four hits and a walk to give the Orioles a 4-2 lead. He exited the game after the sixth with his team still down two but was able to sneak away with a win after the Yankees scored three runs in the top of the seventh and were able to hold on for a 5-4 win. Kluber struggled with a 5.40 ERA over his first four starts of the year but has turned it around by posting a 2.39 ERA in his last four outings while also picking up three wins in the process. He'll look to keep things rolling in a scheduled road matchup against the Rangers next week.
Kluber threw 5.2 innings Saturday against the Nationals, giving up two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six. He did not factor into the decision.
Kluber allowed one run on a bases-loaded walk to Juan Soto in the third inning. He was pulled with two outs in the sixth after allowing the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Starlin Castro on his 101st pitch. The veteran was spared a loss when the Yankees tied the game in the bottom of the ninth and went on to win in extras. Kluber failed to finish the fifth inning in each of his first four starts of the year but has averaged 6.8 innings over his last three starts and now owns a 3.06 ERA on the season.
Kluber (2-2) allowed two hits and a walk while striking out 10 in eight scoreless innings to earn the win against the Tigers on Sunday.
Kluber had his best outing of the season Sunday and struck out a season-high 10 batters en route to the 100th win of his career. The right-hander got off to a lackluster start this year but has allowed just one run in 14.2 innings in his last two appearances. Kluber tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Nationals on Saturday.
Kluber (1-2) earned the win Tuesday against the Orioles after tossing 6.2 innings of one-run ball, allowing six hits and two walks while fanning five.
Kluber picked up his first win of the season Tuesday and delivered a dominant performance. This was the first time he pitched more than five innings in a game and also the first time he recorded a quality start, which is something huge for a player that has been slowed down heavily by injuries since the end of the 2018 season. Kluber still owns a 4.15 ERA across five starts, but this was certainly a step in the right direction. The veteran is slated to take the ball Sunday at home against the Tigers.
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|05/25||vs TOR||L 2-6||1||3.0||2||2||3||5|
|05/19||@ TEX||W 2-0||1||9.0||0||0||1||9|
|05/14||@ BAL||W 5-4||1||6.0||7||4||2||6|
|05/08||vs WAS||W 4-3||5.2||6||2||3||6|
|05/02||vs DET||W 2-0||1||8.0||2||0||1||10|
|04/27||@ BAL||W 5-1||1||6.2||6||1||2||5|
|04/21||vs ATL||L 1-4||1||4.2||2||2||4||2|
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