Corey Kluber has a chance to cement himself — and his Cleveland Indians — into Major League Baseball history.
The Indians ace will be on the mound when Cleveland hosts the Chicago Cubs in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series on Wednesday night.
Kluber, 30, was dominant in Games 1 and 4, allowing 1 run in 12 innings to get both victories. He’ll be pitching Game 7 on three days rest as the Indians are looking to win their first World Series title since 1948.
Keep reading learn more about Kluber’s bio:
Corey Kluber Bio
Kluber was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on April 10, 1986, but grew up in Texas.
He attended Coppell (TX) High School, but suffered an arm injury then went undrafted in the 2004 MLB Draft.
The 6-4, 215-pound right-hander enrolled at Steton University in Florida, where eventually was named the 2007 Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Year.
Kluber was then selected by the San Diego Padres in the fourth round of the 2007 MLB Draft.
The Padres traded Kluber to the Indians on July 31, 2010, as part of a three-team deal.
He made his major league debut on September 1, 2011, the day he was promoted from the minors.
Corey Kluber Contract & Salary
Kluber signed a 5-year, $38.5 million extension in April of 2015. The deal included a $1 million signing bonus spread out over 5 years.
In 2016, Kluber earned $4.7 million. He’ll make $7.7 million in 2017, $10.7 million in 2018 and $13.2M in 2019. The contract has club options for 2020 and 2021, respectively.
The 2014 Cy Young Award winner can make up to $17.5 million in 2020 and $18M in ’21, depending on escalators.