Shane Robert Bieber, born on May 31, 1995, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He was drafted by the Indians in the fourth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft. Bieber made his MLB debut with Cleveland in 2018, was named an All-Star in 2019 and 2021, and received the American League’s 2020 Cy Young Award.
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 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. On March 22, 2022, Bieber signed a $6 million contract with the Guardians, avoiding salary arbitration.
Bieber is currently not married, he and his longtime girlfriend, Kara, got engaged in July 2021, there has been an official date set for their wedding, but it is assumed to be very soon.