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Corey Kluber is the ace the Yankees need

Corey Kluber is the difference maker and impact arm the Yankees need atop their rotation.  In 2017 and 2018, Yankee fans wished ace-like status on Luis Severino, but his inconsistencies have left him just short of owning the name.  Kluber, 32, has been the definition of consistent for the Cleveland Indians, winning 18+ games four out of the last five years and winning 20 games in 2018 for the first time in his career. Kluber has posted an ERA below 3.50 every season since 2014, and has struck out at least 220 hitters in the same span. Kluber keeps getting better, and is not showing any signs of regression. Kluber is an ace, the ace the Yankees need.

Yankees injury news: Tyler Austin to begin rehab assignment in AAA tomorrow

Amid all the trade rumors swirling around the Yankees, internal options are on the horizon of returning to the Major League team. One of them is 1B/OF Tyler Austin who is set to start his rehab assignment on Tuesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre per Joel Sherman. Austin injured his hamstring not long after his return from his foot injury which he had sustained in Spring Training.
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Austin’s return will put the Yankees in an interesting scenario with their roster makeup. With Cooper and Headley platooning at first base and the surplus of outfielders on the Yankees, Austin’s spot on the team is not nearly as clear nor needed as much as it was in June. Austin will likely play games for Scranton until his DL stint is over and a decision will have to be made.

Austin was batting .154/.200/.385, before he was placed on the disabled list. 


Article by: Ryan Thoms
 

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