League sources told ESPN and The Athletic that the Indians received outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. and relief pitcher Emmanuel Clase in the deal. Cleveland previously picked up Kluber's $17.5 million contract option for next season but ultimately opted to trade the three-time All-Star selection.
Kluber slots in as the ace of a Rangers rotation that currently consists of veterans Mike Minor and Lance Lynn. Texas also signed former Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson to a three-year contract this off-season.
Kluber didn't take the mound for the Indians after May 1 due to a broken right arm. He was close to a return in the minor leagues before an oblique injury ended his 2019 campaign.
In seven starts last season, Kluber posted a 2-3 record and 5.80 ERA. The 33-year-old pitcher is expected to be ready for the beginning of spring training.
Kluber, who won his Cy Young Awards in 2014 and 2017, is 98-58 with a 3.16 ERA in nine MLB seasons. In the postseason, he is 4-3 with a 3.97 ERA across nine starts.
DeShields, 27, had a .249 batting average with four home runs, 32 RBIs and 24 stolen bases across 118 games last season. Clase, 21, posted a 2-3 record and 2.31 ERA in 21 appearances in the big leagues last season.