Corey Kluber has dodged a bullet, at least for the moment.
The Cleveland Indians announced Friday that the right-hander, who suffered a non-displaced fracture of the right ulna in his arm on Wednesday, will not require surgery at this time, according to Mandy Bell of MLB.com.
He will be re-examined by doctors in three-to-four weeks, however. There's no immediate timetable for a possible return to action.
Kluber sustained the fracture when he was hit by a line drive during Wednesday's start. X-rays and a CT scan taken Thursday confirmed the injury, Bell notes.
Kluber was off to a bit of a slow start prior to the injury, putting up a 5.80 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, and 38 strikeouts to 15 walks through seven starts.