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D.J. Carrasco | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/12/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Pima (AZ) CC
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Braves released RHP D.J. Carrasco.
Carrasco signed a minor league deal with the Braves two weeks ago after being released by the Mets, but he was blasted for seven runs on 10 hits and five walks over just five innings with Triple-A Gwinnett. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere. Wed, Jul 4, 2012 03:31:00 PM

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D.J. Carrasco allowed four runs in less than an inning Wednesday in his first appearance at Triple-A Gwinnett.

Carrasco signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Wednesday morning. He was released from the Mets after posting a 7.36 ERA in four appearances and seems doubtful to climb to the big league level with Atlanta.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 08:53:00 AM

Braves signed RHP D.J. Carrasco to a minor league contract.

Carrasco was released by the Mets late last month after posting a 7.36 ERA over four relief appearances. He'll represent organizational depth at Triple-A Gwinnett.
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 07:33:00 PM

Mets released RHP D.J. Carrasco.

Carrasco was designated for assignment earlier this month after posting a 7.36 over four appearances. He'll try to catch on somewhere else.
Fri, May 25, 2012 02:09:00 PM

Mets designated RHP D.J. Carrasco for assignment.

Carrasco served up a go-ahead, two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Reds, pushing his ERA up to 7.36 over just four appearances. He posted an ugly 6.02 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 42 games last year for the Mets. A corresponding roster move hasn't been announced.
Wed, May 16, 2012 10:37:00 PM

D.J. Carrasco was ejected from Tuesday's game after hitting Ryan Braun with a pitch following a Rickie Weeks home run.

The homer put the Brewers up 7-0 in the seventh inning, and evidently home plate ump Gary Darling felt Carrasco's pitch was intentional. The middle reliever figures to only get a small fine, if anything.
Tue, May 15, 2012 09:18:00 PM

Mets activated RHP D.J. Carrasco from the 15-day disabled list.

Carrasco has been out since the start of the regular season with a badly sprained ankle. He fared well on his minor league rehab assignment and has been cleared to return to the Mets' bullpen. He'll likely be utilized in a middle relief role.
Sat, May 5, 2012 08:35:00 PM

D.J. Carrasco (ankle) will shift his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.

It's the final step for Carrasco before he is cleared to return to the Mets' bullpen. The 35-year-old right-hander has been out all year with a badly sprained ankle.
Thu, May 3, 2012 03:59:00 PM

D.J. Carrasco (ankle) is expected to resume his minor league rehab assignment with either Double-A Binghamton or Triple-A Buffalo.

Carrasco, who is currently working his way back from an ankle injury, has struck out four and walked one over six scoreless innings with High-A St. Lucie. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to join the Mets' bullpen in the next week or so.
Wed, May 2, 2012 01:03:00 PM

D.J. Carrasco (ankle) tossed a scoreless inning Monday in his first minor league rehab appearance with High-A St. Lucie.

Carrasco registered one strikeout and needed just eight pitches to get through the inning. He's on track to join the Mets' bullpen in the early part of May.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 07:10:00 PM

D.J. Carrasco (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A St. Lucie.

Carrasco began the season on the disabled list with a right ankle sprain. Assuming all goes well, he should join the Mets' bullpen in early May. The 34-year-old right-hander is still owed $1.2 million this season after posting a 6.02 ERA over 49 1/3 innings last year.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 05:18:00 PM

D.J. Carrasco (ankle) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie within days.

Assuming all goes well, he should be ready to return in early May. Miguel Batista might be cut loose when Carrasco comes back.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 11:38:00 AM

According to MLB.com's Zack Meisel, Mets pitcher D.J. Carrasco (ankle) has been throwing off the mound at the Mets' spring training facility.

Carrasco was placed on the disabled list in mid-March, but isn't yet ready to make his rehab assignment. His return could put Miguel Batista's roster spot in jeopardy.
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 08:48:00 AM

Mets placed RHP D.J. Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a sprained right ankle.

Carrasco has been limited to just 2 1/3 innings this spring due to the injury. The 34-year-old right-hander is still owed $1.2 million this season after posting a 6.02 ERA over 49 1/3 innings last year.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 04:42:00 PM

D.J. Carrasco (ankle) will not make his scheduled appearance in a minor league game Sunday.

Carrasco reported discomfort after throwing a bullpen session Friday, and doesn't anticipate being healthy in time for Opening Day. His injury is expected to secure a roster spot for veteran Miguel Batista.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 10:43:00 AM

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