Yankees Add 2-Time Cy Young Award Winner Corey Kluber on 1-Year Deal

Corey Kluber with the Cleveland Indians in 2018. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The New York Yankees and two-time AL Cy Young Awards winner Corey Kluber have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal that will put the former Cleveland star in pinstripes.

Kluber was traded to the Texas Rangers last offseason in the last year of his contract and appeared in only one game after suffering a torn Teres muscle in his only start.

He hit free agency this winter in an uncertain market after pitching in only eight games over the past two seasons, a stark fall after he was consistently one of the top pitchers in the Majors between 2014 and 2018.

Now, Kluber will look to get healthy again and regain his status as a dominant starter on a one year deal valued at $11 million with a team with World Series aspirations in 2021.

The Yankees, who dealt with plenty of rotation uncertainty last season due to injuries and a lack of depth, will hope that Kluber can find the form that saw him win at least 18 games in 4 of the 5 seasons during his stretch of dominance.

The deal is expected to be made official at some point this week, and Kluber will report to Yankees Spring Training next month.