The Cleveland Indians exercised the 2020 club option on starting pitcher Corey Kluber, while declining the club options on second baseman Jason Kipnis and relief pitcher Dan Otero.
Kluber was limited to seven starts in 2019 after fracturing his right forearm in a May 1 start at Miami. The three-time American League All-star is one of the most decorated pitchers in franchise history, ranking third in career strikeouts (1461) He owns a career mark of 98-58 with a 3.16 ERA in 203 starts and is the only pitcher in club history with multiple Cy Young Awards (2014 & 2017).
If the Indians don’t re-sign Kipnis, which they’re not expected to, he’ll have finished his 9-year stint with the Tribe with a career .261 batting average and 123 homeruns. He was an All-Star in 2013 and 2015.
Otero spent four seasons with the Indians, making 25 appearances last year.