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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.

Masahiro Tanaka hits the 10-day DL, Gallegos up

The injury bug strikes again for the Yanks with Masahiro Tanaka heading to the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation. This is the second starter in the rotation to go down this week, with CC Sabathia going down with right knee soreness and also being placed on the 10-day DL. Now, with Tanaka down, there’s a hole that needs to be filled in the rotation. After starting the season rather poorly, Tanaka has been getting back to his “Ace” type ways. Over his last four starts he’s given up eight earned over 24 innings pitched, while also striking out 31. 
 
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The coinciding move that was made with Tanaka hitting the DL was the promotion of Giovanny Gallegos from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Currently at the major league level Gallegos has pitched in nine games, boasting a 7.15 ERA through 11.1 IP, while also striking out 11. 

Article by: Vinny Romita


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