Red Sox Opening Day starter unsure if he’ll pitch in 2024 after brutal year

Red Sox Opening Day starter unsure if he’ll pitch in 2024 after devastating year BOSTON – After a losing season with the Red Sox, two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber won’t was on hand Friday when asked if he planned to take the field in 2024.
Appearing at the Pedro Martinez Foundation gala in downtown Boston, Kluber, who was limited to just playing 55 games with Boston all season last year, said he was ready to play again, but wasn’t sure what the chances would be of presenting himself as a free agent.
“We’ll see,” Kluber said.
“We’ll see what opportunities arise.
Still in the process of making a decision.
If something helps us, I’ll be happy.
We’ll see how it goes.
Kluber, who turns 38 in April, signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Red Sox last December that turned out to be a disaster for both sides.
The former Cleveland ace, Boston’s Opening Day starter, logged just 55 innings in 15 appearances (9 starts) for the Red Sox, posting a dismal 7.
04 ERA while allowing 69 hits and went 21 times during that period.
After being demoted to the bullpen in late May, he struggled as a catcher before going on the injured list with shoulder inflammation on June 21.
He tried several times to join the Red Sox.
times, but was unable to return to professional play and ended up returning home a few weeks before the end of the season.
The Red Sox have made the apparent decision to decline Kluber’s $11 million option for next season on November 3.
He will likely have to settle for a minor league contract or a low-guarantee major league contract with incentives after the worst.
season in his 13-year major league career.
“If you play long enough, you’re going to have good years and bad years,” Kluber said.
“I think you can analyze it all and find areas that need improvement.
Obviously I didn’t play like I wanted to.
But we can’t focus on it.
I think you just have to get over it and move on.
Kluber said his shoulder was back in good shape heading into winter.
Unlike previous years, he has no plans to train at Cressey Performance, his off-season home for many years.


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