The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has recalled RHP COREY KLUBER from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. To allow room on the Major League roster for Kluber the club designated RHP DEREK LOWE for assignment.
Kluber, 26, has spent the entire 2012 season to date in Columbus, going 11-7 with a 3.59 ERA in 21 starts (1CG, 125.1IP, 121H, 50ER, 49BB, 128K, 9HR, .251AVG). Over his last 9 starts since June 14 he is 7-1 with a 3.03 ERA, lowering his season ERA from 4.14 to 3.59 (62.1IP, 48H, 21ER, 55K). He is currently leading the International League in strikeouts (128, 9.2K/9.0IP), is tied for first in wins (11) and 5th in innings pitched (125.1IP). The Stetson (FL) University product was acquired by Cleveland from San Diego in a July 2010 trade that sent RHP Jake Westbrook to St. Louis. He will make his first Major League start tonight after making three relief appearances for Cleveland last September.
Lowe went 8-10 with a 5.52 ERA in 21 starts for Cleveland in 2012 (119.0IP, 156H, 73ER, 45BB, 41K).