January 20, 2021

Yankees, Mets scout Corey Kluber as they seek rotation help (New York Post)


The Yankees’ and Mets’ search for pitching includes scouting Corey Kluber, who had a showcase on Wednesday as he looks to rebound from two-injury-riddled seasons.

The Yankees’ interest is not surprising, considering their need for starting pitching, as well as the fact the workout was held at their director of health and performance’s (Eric Cressey) facility in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

From the Mets’ perspective, Kluber could make sense as a low-risk, potential high-upside option to complete a rotation that includes his former Cleveland teammate Carlos Carrasco.

In a 30-pitch showcase, attended by roughly 25 teams, the 34-year-old Kluber threw 89-91 MPH and looked healthy, sources told The Post’s Joel Sherman.

Kluber has made just eight starts over the past two seasons. In 2019, he was done in by a fractured right arm after being hit by a line drive while with the Indians.

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The Yankees and Mets attended Corey Kluber’s throwing session on Wednesday.
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Last season, following a trade to the Rangers, Kluber pitched just one inning before shoulder tightness ended his year.

Still, Kluber was among the top pitchers in the game…

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