As if Chris Perez’ meltdown and subsequent childish actions weren’t enough yesterday, the breaking news today might be even worse.
Corey Kluber, who pitched an absolute gem last night, is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a finger issue on his throwing hand. Matt Langwell has been recalled from Columbus.
What makes this injury so critical to the Indians is that Zach McAllister missed six weeks with a similar injury. And with the season now running short on games, last night’s appearance could potentially be the final game we see from Kluber until spring training.
Langwell will likely be optioned after the game for tomorrow’s starter, Danny Salazar. Salazar, presumably, will slot into Kluber’s spot in the rotation.