Corey Kluber diagnosed with grade 2 Teres Major tear

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Rangers on the right Corey Kluber was diagnosed with a grade 2 tear in the teres major muscle in his right shoulder. He will spend at least a month resting his injury before attempting to resume the throw.It’s a brutal result for Kluber, 34, and for a Rangers team who acquired him from the Indians during the offseason. Given the timing involved in the shortened season, it’s virtually impossible to imagine him taking over the mound in 2020.

Kluber is earning an annual rate of $ 17.5 million this year and can be retained for a salary of $ 18 million in 2020 (or bought out for $ 1 million). It will be extremely difficult for the Rangers to take that bet now.

Rangers will call left-handed Kolby Allard for the time being. If all goes well, he’ll be a competent part of the rear of the rotation, although it’s hard to imagine the southpaw coming close to Kluber’s potential contribution.

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