Kluber, who lives in Winchester, Mass., during the offseason, is finalizing a contract with NY pending a physical, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Friday evening.
The Mets and Atlanta Braves were also among the teams interested.
The Yankees will need to make a couple moves to officially bring back LeMahieu and add Kluber. In 208 games he had a 3.16 ERA, 1,461 strikeouts, 134 ERA+, 2.99 FIP, and 1.086 WHIP.
Two-time AL Cy Young victor and free-agent pitcher, Corey Kluber, is reportedly finalizing a deal with the New York Yankees, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. He is a three-time All-Star. He led the league in ERA (2.25) in 2017 when he beat out Red Sox ace Chris Sale for the Cy Young. However, Kluber's Texas stint lasted just one inning, as he tore a muscle in his pitching shoulder during his 2020 debut on July 26.
Texas declined to pick up his $18 million option for 2021 after the season. However, according to Joel Sherman, the Yankees have a good idea of the level of risk they're assuming.