Bieber was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain Monday.
Manager Terry Francona said that Bieber will be shut down from throwing for two weeks and re-evaluated after his rest. As a result, the right-hander will miss more than the minimum of 10 days, and a better timetable for his return could be established once he's able to resume throwing. Kyle Nelson was recalled from Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move, but Cleveland hasn't yet announced who will take Bieber's place in the starting rotation.
Bieber (7-4) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Mariners after allowing five runs on 10 hits and two walks while fanning eight across 5.2 innings.
Bieber struck out eight, but he wasn't entirely effective on the mound and gave up season-worst marks in both hits and runs. The right-hander ended a streak of three straight wins, though he still owns a strong 3.28 ERA. He's lined up to make his next start on the road against the Pirates at some point next week.
Bieber (7-3) allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out five across six innings to pick up the win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Bieber's only run allowed came in the fourth inning on an Edmundo Sosa single. He walked two batters and hit another in the same inning. Although he earned the win, Bieber struck out a season-low five batters. It was the first time he struck out less hitters than innings pitched. The 26-year-old has a 2.96 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP with a strong 12.9 K/9 in 85 innings. He will look to continue his winning streak in his next start Sunday against the Mariners.
Bieber (6-3) earned the win Tuesday against the White Sox after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks across seven innings.
Chicago scored all three runs in the third inning, when Billy Hamilton hit a two-run double and ultimately came around to score thanks to a pair of errors. Otherwise, it was another strong performance from Bieber, who now has a 3.08 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 117:29 K:BB over 79 innings this season.
Bieber (5-3) allowed one earned run on one hit and four walks while striking out 12 across seven innings to earn the win Thursday against the Tigers.
Bieber dominated the Tigers for much of the outing, logging his sixth double-digit strikeout effort of the season. That was offset a bit by his four free passes, which raised his BB/9 to 3.4 -- well above his career rate of 2.0. Even so, Bieber has maintained a strong 3.13 ERA with 110 strikeouts across 72 innings on the campaign.
Bieber allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts in 5.1 innings versus Minnesota on Saturday. He did not factor in the decision.
Bieber allowed seven or more hits for the fourth time in his last five starts. He was pulled with one out in the sixth inning after allowing the game-tying run on an Alex Kirilloff single. The right-hander's ERA bumped up to 3.32 with a 1.26 WHIP and 98:23 K:BB across 65 innings this season. Bieber's next start is projected for next week in Detroit.
Bieber (4-3) allowed three earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out seven across 4.2 innings, taking the loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Bieber had an uncharacteristic start, taking 103 pitches to get through just 4.2 innings. It was his shortest start of the season. The 26-year-old has only one start this season in which he didn't allow any runs. However, he hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of his appearances. He has a 3.17 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, and leads all of baseball in innings pitched (59.2), strikeouts (92) and is second in K/9 with 13.88.
Bieber (4-2) picked up the win Tuesday against the Cubs after giving up two runs on nine hits with eight strikeouts and three walks over 6.2 innings.
The right-hander certainly wasn't at his best, as he threw 121 pitches and had a season-low eight strikeouts, but he delivered another quality start while scattering 13 baserunners. Bieber has yet to surrender more than three earned runs in any start this season, and he has a 2.95 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 85:18 K:BB across 55 frames in 2021.
Bieber gave up four runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk while fanning nine across six innings Wednesday against the Royals. He didn't factor into the decision.
The fact the nine strikeouts represent a season-low mark for Bieber shows just how dominant he's been this year. Despite his prolific swing-and-miss profile, it's worth noting Bieber has allowed three earned runs in four of his seven outings. As a result, the star hurler owns a 2.98 ERA while posting a quality start in each trip to the mound thus far. Bieber also sports a 77:15 K:BB across 48.1 innings, and he will try to maintain the same levels of dominance in his next start, scheduled for next week at home against the Cubs.
Bieber (3-2) allowed three runs on seven hits and walk over six innings Friday, fanning 11 and earning a win over the White Sox.
Bieber gave up all three runs during the second and third innings but luckily his offense had already hung four runs on Dallas Keuchel. The 25-year-old righty struck out double-digit batters for the fifth time in six starts but the seven hits allowed are a season-worst for him. Still, he's sporting a strong 2.76 ERA and 68:14 K:BB through 42.1 frames. Bieber is expected to take the mound in Kansas City next week.
Bieber (2-2) took the loss Saturday as Cleveland fell 2-1 to the Yankees. He gave up two runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out nine.
Saturday's clash between Bieber and Gerrit Cole didn't disappoint, but a pair of fifth-inning solo shots stuck the Cleveland right-hander with the loss. Bieber's nine strikeouts were also a season low, and he'll take a 2.48 ERA and stunning 57:12 K:BB through 36.1 innings into his next outing Friday on the road against the White Sox.
Bieber (2-1) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out 13 in eight innings to earn the win against the Reds on Sunday.
Bieber earned his second consecutive win Sunday, and he became the first pitcher in MLB history to strike out at least 10 batters in each of his first four starts of the season. The right-hander now carries a 2.45 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with 48 strikeouts in 29.1 innings this year. He'll attempt to remain in the win column at home against the Yankees on Saturday.
Bieber (1-1) earned the win over the White Sox on Tuesday, pitching nine scoreless innings and allowing three hits along with one walk while striking out 11.
The right-hander technically didn't toss a complete game since the contest wasn't decided until the 10th frame, but he still picked up a victory thanks to a pair of Cleveland runs in the top of the 10th. Bieber went toe-to-toe with fellow ace Lucas Giolito throughout the contest, ultimately outlasting his counterpart. The reigning AL Cy Young winner threw 85 of his 113 pitches for strikes and induced 20 swings-and-misses while pushing his season strikeout total to 35 over 21.1 innings. Bieber will look to extend his superb start to the campaign Sunday at Cincinnati.
Bieber gave up two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out 12 across 6.1 innings Wednesday against the Royals. He didn't factor into the decision.
Bieber fanned 12 in his Opening Day start and repeated the feat Wednesday as he continues to dominate while posting back-to-back quality starts to begin the campaign. The 25-year-old was the unanimous winner of the American League Cy Young in 2020 and has started the 2021 season on a similar trajectory.
Bieber (0-1) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out 12 over six innings as he was charged with the loss against the Tigers on Thursday.
Bieber struggled early in his Opening Day start, giving up three runs across the first two frames. He settled down over the rest of his outing, racking up plenty of whiffs, but the Cleveland bats couldn't dig him out of that early hole. The right-hander lines up to make his second start of the year at home against the Royals on Wednesday.
Bieber will start Opening Day at Detroit on April 1, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
The 25-year-old was the unanimous winner of the American League Cy Young in 2020, so it's no surprise he'll be starting things off for Cleveland this season. Bieber had a 1.63 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 122:21 K:BB across 77.1 innings last season after establishing himself as a strong rotation piece with a 3.28 ERA in 2019.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Bieber would start Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Royals and pitch around two innings, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Bieber was briefly delayed at the start of spring training while recovering from a positive COVID-19 test, but he experienced only minor symptoms of the virus and hasn't experienced any setbacks since resuming workouts. On the heels of a Cy Young-winning campaign, Bieber is looking to turn his slider into more of a weapon this season, so expect him to experiment liberally with the off-speed pitch during his spring outings. Bieber should be ready to handle close to a 100-pitch workload when he likely gets the ball in Cleveland's April 1 regular-season opener in Detroit.
Bieber (illness) reported to spring training Saturday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Bieber missed the first few days of camp after testing positive for COVID-19, but he has been cleared to return and will join the team for workouts Saturday. The right-hander will now begin building up ahead of Opening Day as he prepares to serve as Cleveland's ace after unanimously winning the AL Cy Young award last season.
Bieber has tested positive for COVID-19, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Bieber reportedly experienced mild symptoms following his positive test and is a late arrival to camp as a result. However, president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti was hopeful that the right-hander will be able to join the team at spring training in the coming days.
Bieber was announced as the 2020 winner of the American League Cy Young award Wednesday.
The right-hander received all 30 first-place votes after a dominating 2020 campaign. Bieber finished with a 1.63 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 122:21 K:BB over 77.1 innings with an 8-1 record in 12 starts. The 25-year-old has solidified himself as Cleveland's ace and one of the best pitchers in baseball heading into the 2021 season.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/13||vs SEA||L 2-6||1||5.2||10||5||2||8|
|06/08||@ STL||W 10-1||1||6.0||5||1||2||5|
|06/01||vs CHW||W 6-5||1||7.0||5||2||2||7|
|05/27||@ DET||W 5-2||1||7.0||1||1||4||12|
|05/22||vs MIN||W 5-3||5.1||8||3||1||6|
|05/16||@ SEA||L 2-3||1||4.2||5||3||4||7|
|05/11||vs CHC||W 3-2||1||6.2||9||2||3||8|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra||24.0||9||8||0||0||0||0||21||2||10||0.38||0.500|
|2017||AFX-Lake County Captains||29.0||5||5||0||2||3||0||31||1||34||3.10||1.207|