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Carlos Carrasco | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Carlos Carrasco (jaw) will start on Monday against the White Sox.
Carrasco was hit in the left side of his face with a comebacker during Tuesday's game, but he miraculously escaped with only a bruised jaw. The Indians have pushed his next start back one day, which means they'll need someone to take the ball on Sunday against the Twins. Apr 15 - 10:42 AM

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Carlos Carrasco has shown no symptoms of a concussion or head injury at this point.

Carrasco is being treated for a jaw contusion and that's it, which qualifies as fantastic news. He had X-rays at Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland, which came back negative. The pitcher had to leave Tuesday's start against the White Sox after being hit by a comebacker that glanced off his glove and then connected with the left side of his face. It's way too soon to know whether Carrasco has a chance to make his next start, but it sounds like he's going to be fine.
Apr 14 - 9:37 PM

Carlos Carrasco had to leave Tuesday's start against the White Sox after being hit in the left cheek with a line drive.

It was an ugly scene in Cleveland, as Melky Cabrera's comebacker appeared to deflect off Carrasco's wrist before catching him in the face. The pitcher immediately slumped to the ground face-first in pain before trainers rushed to his side. Carrasco eventually was helped to a cart before being driven off the field. The 28-year-old will obviously go through a battery of tests before more is known about his status. Zach McAllister replaced him on the mound.
Apr 14 - 7:19 PM

Carlos Carrasco was brilliant against the Astros on Wednesday, fanning 10 batters over 6 1/3 shutout innings.

Carrasco wasted no time justifying the four-year, $22 million extension he signed on Tuesday. The right-hander also showed last year's performance -- a 2.55 ERA with a 140/29 K/BB ratio in 134 innings -- was no fluke. Carrasco limited the Astros to three hits and a walk. He'll look to keep it going when he takes the mound next week at home against the White Sox.
Apr 8 - 10:51 PM

Indians signed RHP Carlos Carrasco to a four-year, $22 million contract extension.

An agreement was reported on Sunday and it's now official. The deal includes a $9 million club option for 2019 and a $9.5 million club option for 2020. He could make out at $48 million with the contract. The 28-year-old Carrasco had a 2.55 ERA and 140/29 K/BB ratio in 134 innings last season and appears poised to take off as one of the best starting pitchers in the American League.
Apr 7 - 2:32 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Indians have agreed to terms on a contract extension with Carlos Carrasco.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says the deal, which is pending a physical, is for three years plus two club options and is worth around $22 million. That means it buys out at least one, and possibly three, of Carrasco's free agent years. The Indians have also inked Corey Kluber to a long-term extension. Carrasco put up a 2.55 ERA and 140/29 K/BB ratio in 134 innings last season for the Tribe.
Apr 5 - 1:05 PM

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Indians are discussing a potential extension with Carlos Carrasco.

The Indians are also hoping to finalize an extension with 2014 Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. Terms of the negotiations with Carrasco are not known. The 28-year-old had a 2.55 ERA and 140/29 K/BB ratio in 134 innings last season between the bullpen and the rotation. While he has struggled a bit this spring, he still comes highly recommended in fantasy leagues.
Apr 4 - 7:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco struggled in his final Cactus League tuneup on Friday, surrendering six runs (five earned) on six hits over 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers.

He also issued a pair of walks and struck out two in the brief appearance. The Brewers scratched out a pair of runs in the second inning then added four in the third before chasing Carrasco. The 28-year-old has been a very popular commodity in fantasy drafts this spring, but posted a concerning 7.00 ERA and 6/4 K/BB ratio over his nine Cactus League innings.
Apr 3 - 7:18 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings during a minor league start Tuesday.

Carrasco was dominant, allowing just one hit and no walks while striking out 10 batters. He mostly sat in the 95 mph range and topped out at 97 mph. The 28-year-old was fantastic down the stretch last year and could carry significant fantasy value with a full year in the starting rotation.
Mar 25 - 2:17 PM

Carlos Carrasco gave up just one run but allowed six hits and walked a pair over 3 2/3 frames against the Mariners on Thursday.

Carrasco tallied two strikeouts and needed 58 pitches to get through the outing. It's possible the right-hander was a tad rusty, as he missed his last start due to illness. Carrasco has fantasy ace upside heading into the 2015 campaign.
Mar 19 - 11:55 PM

Carlos Carrasco (illness) threw off a mound Monday and is scheduled to make a start Thursday.

Carrasco had to be scratched from his last turn through the Indians' spring rotation because of a flu bug.
Mar 16 - 12:34 PM

Carlos Carrasco was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to illenss.

Carrasco is battling the flu and wasn't feeling well enough to take the hill against the Dodgers. Bruce Chen will get the ball in his place on Saturday.
Mar 14 - 11:06 AM

Carlos Carrasco allowed a run in three innings as the Indians walked off to a 4-3 victory against the Mariners on Monday.

Carrasco allowed two hits, walked none, and struck out two. The lone run came in the third on a Brad Miller solo home run. Carrasco, a former top prospect for the Phillies, broke out last season with a 2.55 ERA and a 140/29 K/BB ratio in 134 innings. While some skepticism is warranted, Carrasco has the stuff to repeat as an elite fantasy performer in 2015.
Mar 9 - 6:43 PM

Indians and RHP Carlos Carrasco avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3375 million contract.

It's a big chunk more than the $1.4 million MLBTradeRumors.com projected him to earn in his first year of arbitration. Carrasco finally translated his raw stuff into results in 2014, posting a 2.55 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 140/29 K/BB ratio over 134 innings. He'll be a big part of the Tribe's rotation in 2015.
Jan 15 - 9:25 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs -- one earned -- over 7 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rays.

Carrasco got no help from the Indians' offense and was stuck with his seventh loss of the year despite yielding only four hits and striking out 10. The 27-year-old right-hander registered a 1.69 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 117 strikeouts over his final 112 innings this season and could be a sneaky fantasy ace in 2015.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 10:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
3Jerry Sands
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Brandon Moss
2Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4T.J. House
5Danny Salazar
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Anthony Swarzak
7Zach McAllister
8Josh Tomlin