MLB Free Agency, Texas Rangers

Rangers decline Corey Kluber’s 2021 option after one inning of work

The Texas Rangers have serious buyer’s remorse after trading for Corey Kluber.

One inning is all the Texas Rangers needed to see out of Corey Kluber before moving on from him.

The last two years have been injury-riddled campaigns for the former Cy Young winner with the Cleveland Indians. Kluber missed most of the 2019 season due to injury and managed just a single inning with the big-league club after getting traded over to Texas. The Rangers were one of seven teams in the AL to not make the postseason, and now they are declining his option for 2021.

Where will Corey Kluber wind up in 2021 MLB free agency?

Kluber enters 2021 MLB free agency ahead of his age-35 season. While he had been dominant for the better part of a decade in Cleveland, he has not shown any of us he can stay healthy in the last two years. Perhaps rest and recovery will be the best thing he has going for him trying to procure a new deal? Then again, we may have very well seen the last of Kluber as an All-Star level player.

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The good news for Kluber is he is a free agent. His representation will help him try to find the best potential landing spot ahead of his 11th big-league season. Given that Texas was one of the worst teams in the AL last year, he may look to see if he can get a back-end of a rotation gig with a contending team in either circuit. Either way, the former Stetson standout will not be expensive.

Anything will be better than Texas for Kluber as he looks to find himself another team in 2021.

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