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    Rangers acquire two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber from Indians

    CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians traded the two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the Rangers on Sunday, a blockbuster deal that could dramatically change both teams.

    In exchange for the 33-year-old Kluber, Cleveland received outfielder Delino DeShields and pitching prospect Emmanuel Clase, a hard-throwing 21-year-old with huge potential.

    Since the Indians acquired him in a 2010 trade with San Diego, he has blossomed into one of baseball's most dominant pitchers. Kluber won his first Cy Young in 2014, when he went 18-9, and added No. 2 in 2017 after going 18-4 and leading the AL with a 2.25 ERA.

    A three-time All-Star, Kluber went 98-58 with a 3.16 ERA over his nine seasons with the Indians.

    The 27-year-old DeShields gives Cleveland another outfield option and some speed. He hit .249 with 24 stolen bases for Texas last season.

    Clase, too, has promise. He skipped the Triple-A level last season and made his big league debut with the Rangers in August, going 2-3 with a 2.31 ERA in a mostly relief role.