Kluber’s Rangers debut was eagerly anticipated not only because of the new threads he would carry, but also because an injury-riddled 2019 campaign limited the two-time award winner Cy Young to just 7 starts. A broken forearm and oblique injury meant Kluber hadn’t had a chance to improve on the lackluster numbers he put together in those 7 games, so Rangers fans crossed their fingers so that it would be a smooth start to their big off-season acquisition. .
Today marked Kluber’s first time on a Major League mound since May 1 last year, but it looks like he’ll have to wait even longer to make a real mark on a game. It is not known if the tension in Kluber’s shoulder was present at any point in training before today’s game. Of course, we’re hoping there won’t be a significant injury here and Kluber can return to the mound for the Rangers at short notice.