Former Red Sox Pitcher Officially Announces Retirement

Corey Kluber announces his retirement from the MLB with a post on Instagram.
Jun 8, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) reacts in the
Jun 8, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) reacts in the / David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

After 13 seasons in the majors, Corey Kluber officially announced his retirement from the MLB. The two-time AL CY Young Award Winner went on Instagram to make a statement about him stepping away from the game.

“As I take my leave from the pitcher’s mound, my passion for baseball remains unwavering,” Kluber said in his statement. “I eagerly anticipate exploring opportunities to continue contributing to the sport in a different capacity.

Kluber was a three-time All-Star across 13 seasons, and the 37-year-old won his first CY Young with Cleveland in 2014. He went 18-9 with an ERA of 2.44 ERA with a career-high 269 strikeouts. The Alabama native won the award again in 2017. During that season, Kluber went 18-4 with 265 K's and an ERA of 2.25.

He finished his career with a 116-77 record and a 3.44 ERA over 271 total games. Additionally, he made the All-Star team from 2016-2018. Furthermore, Kluber tossed a no-hitter with the New York Yankees on May 19, 2021.

Before the 2023 season, Kluber signed a one-year deal for $10 million with the Boston Red Sox with a team option for the next year. Boston decided to decline that $11 million option for 2024.

Last season, the right-hander went 3-6 with a 7.04 ERA in 15 games, including nine starts.

“Each chapter was filled with priceless experiences, phenomenal teammates, and the backing of devoted fans, whose steadfast support always moved me to be the very best I could every time I toed the rubber,” Kluber said in his farewell post.

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