26-year-old Shane Robert Bieber was born on May 31, 1995, he is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Major League Baseball Cleveland Guardians (MLB).
The Indians selected him in the fourth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft. Bieber made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2018, was selected as an All-Star in 2019 and 2021, and won the American League’s Cy Young Award in 2020.
Bieber signed and made his professional debut with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, where he spent the whole season, posting a 0.38 ERA in 24 innings. He spent 2017 with the Lake County Captains, Lynchburg Hillcats, and Akron RubberDucks, pitching to a combined 10–5 record with a 2.86 ERA in 28 starts between the three teams.
On May 25, 2018, Bieber pitched a rain-shortened seven-inning no-hitter for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers against the Gwinnett Stripers. In the 2020 American League Wild Card Series against the New York Yankees, Bieber allowed seven runs on nine hits in 4+2⁄3 innings and the Indians were defeated 12-3. They lost the best-of-three series, 2-0, following a 10-9 loss in Game 2. Bieber was awarded the AL Cy Young Award after the season.
On February 18, 2021, it was announced that Bieber had tested positive for COVID-19. However, he recovered in time to be the Indians’ Opening Day starter for the 2021 season. On June 14, Bieber was placed on the injured list with a subscapularis strain. He was later transferred to the 60-day injured list on July 25. Bieber was activated off of the injured list on September 24.