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Tampa Bay Rays sign Corey Kluber to one-year, $8 million deal

Written by Doug Rush

The Tampa Bay Rays are signing Corey Kluber to a one-year, $8 million deal

Corey Kluber is going to get another chance to pitch in the 2022 season.

The Tampa Bay Rays are signing the veteran pitcher to a one-year deal worth $8 million.

The 35-year old former Cy Young winner went 5-3 with the New York Yankees in 2021, but was held to 16 starts due to injuries.

Kluber did throw a no-hitter against his former team, the Texas Rangers, back on May 19 before landing on the injured list with a shoulder injury.

The Rays were the best team in the American League in 2021, but were eliminated by the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.