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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.

Yankee injury news: Garrett Cooper hits the 10-day DL with hamstring tendonitis, Tyler Austin recalled

It was leaked on Twitter that Tyler Austin was on the move, when there were multiple reports about his cleaned-out locker and absence from the Triple-A lineup card. A short time after, it was revealed that he was heading to Citi Field to join the Yankees. The corresponding move was the placement of Garrett Cooper on the 10-day disabled list with what is being labeled as “hamstring tendonitis.”
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It is not yet known when the pain started for Cooper, but nevertheless, it must have concerned the Yankees enough to have to put him on the disabled list. Cooper was playing well before his injury as he was hitting .326 with six extra base-hits in only 43 at-bats.

Austin is fresh off the disabled list for the second time this season, but has not played well in limited MLB action in 2017 as he is slashing .154/.200/.385 in four games this season. However, in 158 Minor League at-bats, Austin is slashing .304/.369/.563, which shows that the offensive talent is there. Austin is in the starting lineup tonight batting seventh.

Article by: Ryan Thoms
 

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