Rays ink Kluber to $8 million deal just before lockout

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Dec 02, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Tampa Bay Rays have finalized an $8 million, one-year free-agent contract.

The deal includes an additional $5 million in incentives. The 35-year-old Kluber had his third consecutive injury-plagued season in 2021. He went 5-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 16 starts for the New York Yankees.

The right-hander who won the Cy Young Award with Cleveland in 2014 and 2017 threw a no-hitter with the Yankees at Texas last May 19 and then made one more start before missing three months with a shoulder injury.