Report: Cleveland’s Kluber unlikely to be dealt before spring training

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

It appears Corey Kluber will be staying in Cleveland. For now.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, there is almost no chance the two-time American League Cy Young award winner gets dealt before spring training.

The Dodgers, Padres, Brewers, Yankees and Reds have reportedly contacted the Indians organization over the course of the off-season with regards to the three-time all-star.

Cleveland’s pitchers and catchers begin official workouts on Thursday, and Kluber is considered too highly respected within the organization to have trade discussions hovering over both him and the team once they report.

He pitched 215 innings last season with a 2.89 ERA and struck out 222 batters. He is one of only two Major League pitchers to throw at least 1,000 regular season innings over the past five years.

Kluber turns 33 in April and is under club control through 2021.

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