The injury occurred in the fifth inning off the bat of Brian Anderson, as Kluber could not even pick the ball up in an attempt to get Anderson out at first. He left with his team trailing 3-1, and they ended up losing the game, 4-2, at Marlins Park. He is the second starter to go down in the Indians' rotation, as they are already without Mike Clevinger until at least June with a back injury.
The right-hander is a former two-timer American League Cy Young Award winner with the Indians, and has led the rotation for the entirety of the Indians' run atop the division. Manager Terry Francona was down after the game when speaking on the injury, simply saying "it looked ugly." Despite his success in the past, Kluber has struggled early on this season. He ended up giving up three runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings, bumping his ERA to 5.80 on the season. He has allowed at least three runs in four consecutive starts, so a break may actually prove to be for the better once the former ace gets back on the mound.