(New York) Limited to one round last year, Corey Kluber believes he can show what he’s capable of with the New York Yankees.
“I consider myself to be well,” said Kluber, whose one-year, $ 11 million deal was finalized on Wednesday. Rehabilitation is over. ”
The American hitting champion, DJ LeMahieu, has just finalized a pact of 90 million for six years, thus remaining in the striped uniform.
“I wanted to stay with the Yankees. It was frustrating at times that the process stretched out so long, said the second. The market for autonomy in general was slow. ”
A member of three all-star teams, Kluber joins a rotation that includes Gerrit Cole, Deivi García, Jordan Montgomery and Jameson Taillon.
The latter was acquired from Pittsburgh last weekend, after essentially missing two seasons, the result of Operation Tommy John.
The 34-year-old Kluber won the Cy Young of the American in 2014 and 2017 with Cleveland. 1er May 2019, an arrow from Brian Anderson of the Marlins hit him in the right forearm. He was 2-3 and 5.80 GPA and then he was traded to Texas.
In his Rangers debut on July 26, he tore a muscle in his right shoulder, bringing his campaign to an end.
“It was extremely frustrating, but I always kept my spirits up,” said Kluber, whose 10-season record is 98-58, with an average of 3.16.
LeMahieu joined the Yankees as of the 2019 season. He is delighted to stay with the Yankees, who have not won the World Series since 2009.
“I wanted to stay with this group, it’s very motivating to be part of it,” he said. With the Yankees, there is only one goal and that is to win the World Series.
“It’s an incredible group. During the off season, guys were asking, “what’s taking so long? What’s hooking?” I really enjoyed it. ”
A 32-year-old athlete and also a member of three all-star teams, LeMahieu provided 10 home runs and 27 RBIs in 2020, hitting .364.
In his first season with the Yankees, he hit for .327, recording 26 long balls and 102 RBIs.