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Carlos Carrasco | Starting Pitcher | #59

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Carrasco (hand) has been throwing for two weeks.
"I'm 100 percent right now," Carrasco told's Jordan Bastian on Monday morning. The stud right-hander fractured the fifth metacarpal bone in his pitching hand in mid-September and wasn't around for the Indians' run to the World Series, but it's the type of injury that most players fully bounce back from. He should be a massively valuable fantasy commodity again in 2017. Mon, Dec 19, 2016 10:38:00 AM

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Indians activated RHP Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Carrasco's season ended prematurely due to a fractured fifth metacarpal bone in his right hand, but he's slated to begin a throwing program next month.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 04:13:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco (hand) is no longer wearing a cast and is hoping to resume throwing in six weeks.

Carrasco is just over four weeks removed from suffering a fractured fifth metacarpal bone in his right hand. He's obviously not going to make it back this postseason no matter how long the Indians are in it, but he should have a relatively normal offseason.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 06:01:00 PM

Indians placed RHP Carlos Carrasco on the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to September 18, with a fractured right hand.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Yan Gomes' return. Carrasco is out for the season.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 06:06:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed that Carlos Carrasco (hand) will not return in 2016.

That was the expectation when Carrasco broke the fifth metacarpal bone in his right hand Saturday after getting hit by a line drive. He'll be sidelined for 6-8 weeks. With Danny Salazar's season also in doubt, the Indians are going to be shorthanded heading into the postseason.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 09:21:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco's X-rays revealed a fracture of the fifth metacarpal bone in his right hand.

Carrasco was lifted from Saturday's game after Ian Kinsler smashed a line drive off his hand on only his second pitch of the afternoon. The injury is identical to the one that has sidelined Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos since early August. Assuming his timeline is similar, it doesn't look Carrasco will be available again this year unless the Indians make a deep playoff run. It's a devastating loss for the Tribe.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 06:48:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco left Saturday's game against the Tigers after taking a line drive off his right hand.

He couldn't get out of the way of Ian Kinsler's line drive. Carrasco threw just two pitches before exiting. The initial diagnosis was a hand contusion but we'll know more after he gets his X-ray results back. Carrasco has been great when healthy this year, contributing a 3.32 ERA over 146 1/3 innings. Losing him for the playoffs would be a huge blow to the Indians' starting rotation.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 04:42:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco dropped to 11-8 after giving up five runs -- four earned -- in 3 2/3 innings Monday against the White Sox.

Carrasco had fanned 52 in 40 1/3 innings in his previous six starts, but he struck out just two in an off night tonight. The Indians are going to need him to show a little more consistency if they're going to play deep into October. Even with the big strikeout rate, he's given up 35 runs -- 29 earned -- over 54 2/3 innings since the beginning of August.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 12:05:00 AM

Carlos Carrasco yielded four runs in 7 1/3 innings but was still able to earn a win as the Indians beat the Astros 6-5 on Wednesday.

Carrasco battled an irritating plague of insects as he punched out five batters while walking one. He gave up nine hits, one of which was a two-run homer by Colby Rasmus. Carrasco's record improves to 11-7 with a lovely 3.15 ERA after 23 starts. He has 148 strikeouts and 33 walks in 142 2/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 11:34:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco was masterful in Friday's victory, racking up 11 strikeouts over 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Marlins.

Carrasco scattered just six hits and a walk in the ballgame, earning his 10th victory for his efforts. It's the third time this season that he has struck out 11 or more batters in a game, and the sixth straight start that he has punched out eight or more. He'll carry a terrific 3.06 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 143/32 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Astros.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 10:16:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco got beat around for seven runs (three earned) in four innings and was charged with a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

He struck out eight batters among the 12 outs he registered. He gave up eight hits and a walk. The big blow was a grand slam by Mitch Moreland. Thankfully all four of those runs were unearned due to an error earlier in the inning. It was a night to forget for the Indians and for Carrasco. He has pitched well this year despite the whipping tonight. He is now 9-7 with a 3.23 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 128 innings.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 12:09:00 AM

Carlos Carrasco fanned nine in eight scoreless innings Monday to beat the A's.

Carrasco allowed just four hits and walked none in a dominant outing. He has a 28/0 K/BB ratio over his last three starts, though this is the first of those in which his ERA has gone down. The Indians had been 1-4 in his previous five starts.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 01:08:00 AM

Carlos Carrasco was charged with five runs -- four earned -- while striking out 11 in 6 2/3 innings versus the White Sox on Wednesday.

Despite the five runs he was actually in line for the win until Cody Allen imploded in the ninth inning. Carrasco was missing bats all night, fanning 11 without walking a single batter. He deserved a better fate tonight all things considered. He scattered eight base hits, including a home run by shortstop Tim Anderson in the third inning. Carrasco will take his 3.34 ERA into starts in Oakland and Texas next week.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 12:43:00 AM

Carlos Carrasco logged a quality start in Friday's victory over the Angels, allowing three runs on eight hits over seven frames.

The right-hander punched out eight on the night and didn't walk a batter. He got off to a bit of a rocky start, surrendering a pair of runs in the first inning including a Kole Calhoun home run, but settled in nicely afterwards. He's having an outstanding season for the Tribe, compiling a 3.21 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 104/30 K/BB ratio over 109 1/3 innings. He'll look for his 11th victory when he does battle against the White Sox on Wednesday.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:28:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Yankees, allowing three runs on five hits over seven innings.

Carrasco punched out nine and walked two on the afternoon. He yielded runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings, with (respectively) a Jacoby Ellsbury sacrifice fly, Didi Gregorius solo homer and Mark Teixeira RBI double serving as the damaging blows. The 29-year-old right-hander will carry a sharp 3.17 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 96/30 K/BB ratio (102 1/3 innings) into a home start against the Angels next time out.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 04:38:00 PM

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SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
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8Cody Anderson
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