Kluber will miss at least one month - and maybe longer - with a sprained right middle finger. The right-hander has been one of Cleveland's most consistent starters. Kluber, who is 7-5 with a 3.54 ERA in 19 starts, will begin a throwing program as soon as he is symptom free.
Kluber injured his finger while throwing a breaking ball in the eighth inning on Monday night, when he shut out Detroit for 7 1-3 innings. The Indians said an MRI confirmed the diagnosis of a sprain, which is the same injury that sidelined teammate Zach McAllister for seven weeks. The Indians said Kluber could miss as much as six weeks, a major blow to their playoff chances. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game.