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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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Indians placed RHP Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 22, with right shoulder inflammation.
An MRI on Carrasco's right shoulder came back clean, but the Indians aren't going to take any chances here. He's been given a cortisone injection and is expected back when first eligible on September 6. Cody Anderson is taking Carrasco's spot in the rotation. Aug 25 - 10:33 PM

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Carlos Carrasco has been scratched from his start Wednesday against the Brewers with a sore shoulder.

Cody Anderson is going to take the hill instead. An MRI came up clean on Carrasco's right shoulder, but he could spend a bit of time on the disabled list for the out-of-contention Indians. He was given a cortisone injection on Tuesday afternoon. Carrasco fanned 11 batters over 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball last Friday in a win over the Yankees.
Aug 25 - 4:32 PM

Carlos Carrasco fanned 11 batters and allowed just one run over 6 2/3 innings in a 7-3 win over the Yankees on Friday.

He allowed just five hits and one walk, with the lone run scoring on an RBI single by Greg Bird in the fourth inning. Carrasco now has a 1.36 ERA over his last five starts to go along with a 40/6 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings. Those who bought on his impressive peripherals are reaping the benefits right now.
Aug 22 - 12:05 AM

Carlos Carrasco pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Twins, yielding two runs on six hits over seven innings.

Carrasco induced seven whiffs over his seven innings on the mound. Uncharacteristically, he also walked three, something he hadn't done in a start since May 1. Both runs against him came home on an RBI single by Kurt Suzuki in the second inning. With this strong outing in the books, Carrasco now owns a 3.63 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 162/31 K/BB ratio across 151 1/3 innings. He'll head to New York to tango with the Yankees in his next start.
Aug 16 - 5:16 PM

Carlos Carrasco yielded two runs in eight innings, taking a no-decision on Tuesday as the Indians needed 16 innings to take down the Yankees.

Both runs came on solo home runs: to Stephen Drew in the sixth inning and to Carlos Beltran in the eighth. They were two of only four hits Carrasco gave up while walking none and striking out eight. He's held the opposition to two or fewer runs in seven of his last nine starts. The right-hander now has a 3.68 ERA with a 1.05 WHIP and a 155/28 K/BB ratio over 144 1/3 innings. Carrasco matches up with the Twins on the road in his next outing.
Aug 12 - 12:26 AM

Carlos Carrasco was spectacular on Tuesday, tossing nine shutout innings and allowing only one hit, but was left with a no-decision as the Indians needed 12 innings to topple the Angels.

Carrasco has been hot-and-cold throughout the year, but he was very much on point on Tuesday. David Murphy got the only hit off the right-hander with a single to lead off the fifth. The right-hander walked one and struck out seven, lowering his ERA to 3.76 with a 1.09 WHIP and a 147/28 K/BB ratio over 136 1/3 innings. Carrasco will look for similar results his next time out, a home start against the Yankees.
Aug 5 - 1:43 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs are among the teams in "ongoing dialogue" with the Indians regarding Carlos Carrasco.

The Cubs seem determined to land a cost-controlled young starter, as they've also been talking to the Padres about Tyson Ross. It would take a hefty price to get Carrasco, as he's on a team-friendly four-year, $22 million contract and has flashed ace ability. The Red Sox and Dodgers are among the other clubs pursuing Carrasco, but really most any team would probably consider given his contract and upside.
Jul 31 - 8:52 AM

Carlos Carrasco fired a complete game Thursday against the Athletics, allowing only one run on two hits in a 3-1 triumph.

Both hits came in the first inning. The dominant outing wasn't much of a surprise. Against a punchless lineup in a spacious park, Carrasco -- 3-0 with a 1.98 ERA in his previous four road starts -- did not disappoint. He struck out seven and was never in danger of getting pulled, finishing off Oakland in a tidy 103 pitches. It was the third consecutive complete game thrown by an Indians starter. Carrasco improves to 11-8 with a 4.03 ERA and 1.15 WHIP.
Jul 31 - 12:39 AM

Carlos Carrasco struggled in Saturday's loss to the White Sox, yielding six runs on seven hits over four innings.

Carrasco had issues out of the gate in this one, with five runs scoring in the first inning. Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu and Tyler Flowers all burned him for RBI singles to account for the slew of runs in the frame. He calmed down after the barrage, but his team was unable to claw their way out from the early deficit. Overall, he struck out five and walked two over his four innings of work. Carrasco has shown an ability to dominate at times, but he's yet to put together a truly consistent stretch this season, as evidenced by his 4.26 ERA. He pairs that ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and 133/26 K/BB ratio over 118 1/3 innings and is scheduled to take to the road against the A's in his next start.
Jul 25 - 10:06 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays "made a big push" for Carlos Carrasco, but "didn't get it done."

This backs up Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports' report from Thursday that the Jays had talked to the Indians about the right-hander. It doesn't look like a trade will happen, though. Carrasco is signed a team-friendly four-year, $22 million contract and has flashed ace ability, so it wouldn't really make sense for Cleveland to trade him.
Jul 24 - 12:50 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Indians are "willing to listen on pitching, particularly Carlos Carrasco."

Passan notes that the Indians and Blue Jays have talked and suggests that Carrasco could be a fit for Toronto. Carrasco has taken a step back this season after his tremendous 2014, but he'd still be a tremendous addition for any contender. The 28-year-old right-hander boasts a 3.19 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 268/53 K/BB ratio over his last 248 1/3 innings. He signed a team-friendly four-year, $22 million contract extension this spring.
Jul 23 - 2:37 PM

Carlos Carrasco got a no-decision, limiting the Reds to one run in six innings as the Indians won 5-3 in 11 frames on Sunday.

Carrasco easily out-dueled a struggling Johnny Cueto, holding the Reds to four hits and a walk while striking out six. The only run scored on Eugenio Suarez's solo home run. Despite holding an ERA close to 5.00 in mid-May, Carrasco has made strides as it now sits at 3.94 with a 1.17 WHIP and a 128/24 K/BB ratio in 114 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep it going at home against the White Sox next.
Jul 19 - 6:30 PM

Carlos Carrasco scattered two runs and six hits over seven strong innings Saturday against the Athletics.

Carrasco finished with seven strikeouts and one walk. Saturday was the right-hander's eighth quality start of the season. He'll finish the first half with 10 wins, tied for third-most in the American League. Carrasco is also fourth in the league with 122 punch-outs. His first start after the All-Star break will come next Sunday against the Reds.
Jul 11 - 10:20 PM

Carlos Carrasco didn't last long in Monday's loss to the Astros, surrendering five runs in four innings.

Carrasco was one strike away from a no-hitter in his last outing, but he didn't have much working on Monday. The Astros racked up 10 hits and drew a walk, leading to five runs. Carrasco struck out five. He has a mediocre 4.17 ERA on the year with a 1.20 WHIP and a 115/22 K/BB ratio over 101 1/3 innings. He'll try to end the first half on a positive note, facing the Athletics at home.
Jul 6 - 10:55 PM

Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of a no-hitter and ended up fanning 13 in the Indians' 8-1 drubbing of the Rays on Wednesday.

After a walk and a HBP to start the ninth, Carrasco battled back to retire the next two batters he faced. He then got ahead of Joey Butler 0-2, only to see Butler get enough of a slider to drive it over Jason Kipnis's head for an RBI single. It was Carrasco's 124th pitch of the night, so he came out afterwards, and Austin Adams finished up the one-hitter. Carrasco moved to 10-6 with a 3.88 ERA. He's been quite a bit better than that ERA suggests, but the Indians defense just hasn't been up to par.
Jul 1 - 10:06 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
2Chris Johnson
LF1Michael Brantley
2Zach Walters
CF1Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Jerry Sands
DH1Ryan Raburn
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6T.J. House
7Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Ryan Webb
6Jeff Manship
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone
9Shawn Armstrong