Quote to note

"His command, stuff, intelligence, competitiveness, confidence. You add that up, knowing that he belongs, knowing when he doesn't make a pitch, he can reel it back in and gather himself. The only thing Klubes hasn't done is accumulate over a period of time. That's not his fault. He will do that." -- Francona, on Corey Kluber's success this season

Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.