Tribe -- and smiling Corey Kluber - featured on SI MLB preview cover

March 24, 2015

Cleveland Indians Cy Young winner Corey Kluber has gained a cult-like reputation for his stoic demeanor on the mound -- but even this has him smiling.

Kluber and teammate Michael Brantley, who finished third in American League MVP voting, are coverboys on a regional edition of Sports Illustrated's 2015 MLB preview.

Three other teams also earned spots on this year's covers.

As for a cover jinx? Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who was on one last year, did suffer an elbow injury that caused him to miss most of the final two months of the season after a strong start to his first in the states.

But Angels coverboy Mike Trout proved the jinx notion moot with a fruitful season complete with 36 HR, 111 RBI a .287 batting average and the award for the league's most valuable player.