Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 10/10/14
Baseball is often full of surprises.That big run producing bat a team was relying on before theseason started can get hurt or underperform, but then a hitter can come out ofnowhere to surprise and help pick up the slack.The same can happen on the pitching front with an armconsidered merely as a depth starting option at the outset of spring training.When given a chance, that arm can make the most of an opportunity when they arethrust into a more prominent role because of injuries or poor performance fromother starters.That is exactly what right-handed pitcher Corey Kluber hasdone this season. When the Indians began spring training in Arizona back inFebruary, he was the eighth starter in the organizations pecking order, butwith his performance to date he now is arguably their first or second beststarter.Kluber, 27, found his way into the Indians starting rotationin late April because of a unique set of circumstances. Right-hander BrettMyers came up lame and went on the disabled list, ...
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