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Carlos Carrasco | Starting Pitcher | #59

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / PHI
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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers "are engaged in ongoing trade talks" with the Indians and Rays regarding starting pitching.
After losing out in the Zack Greinke bidding and the Hisashi Iwakuma falling through, the speculation has been that Los Angeles would use some prospects to seek rotation help via trade. Morosi lists Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar and Jake Odorizzi as potential targets for the Dodgers. All three hurlers would cost quite a bit, but the Dodgers need an arm. Fri, Dec 18, 2015 05:02:00 PM

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs are trying to trade for a starting pitcher.

Jason Heyward currently slots in as the Cubs' center fielder, but it wouldn't be a surprise at all if they trade Jorge Soler for rotation help and move Heyward to his more natural position in right. Morosi notes that the Cubs have had discussions with the Padres and Indians, with Tyson Ross, Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar all representing potential targets.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 01:39:00 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have talked to the Indians about Carlos Carrasco.

The Astros are hoping to land a top closer via trade, but they are also keeping an eye on the starting pitcher market. The club has plenty of interesting young pieces, but the asking price for Carrasco would be substantial. He's guaranteed just $19 million over the next three seasons, with a pair of reasonable club options in 2019 and 2020. He's a bargain in this market, so the Indians could hold out for a Shelby Miller-like haul.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Jesse Rogers of ESPN speculates that the Cubs could explore trading for Carlos Carrasco as they continue to upgrade their starting rotation.

It's believed that the Cubs are still in the market for another starting pitcher, even after agreeing to a deal with John Lackey on Friday. The Cubs expressed interest in Carrasco before July's trade deadline and would certainly be interested should the Indians make him available via trade this winter.
Source: ESPN Chicago
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 09:04:00 AM

Carlos Carrasco gave up five earned runs in three innings as the Indians dropped the first half of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon against the Twins.

Minnesota jumped on Carrasco for one run in the first (on a Joe Mauer solo shot) and then four more in the top of the fourth. Carrasco was brilliant in his last turn Friday night against the Royals, whiffing a career-high 15 batters, but his 2015 will finish with a minor dud. He still had a terrific second half overall.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco struck out a career-high 15 batters in a one-hit shutout as part of Friday's 6-0 win over the Royals.

The Royals clinched the AL Central on Thursday night, so Carrasco had the luxury of picking apart a diminished lineup. However, with how good his stuff looked, he likely would have dominated the A-lineup as well. Carrasco walked two in the win while the lone hit was a one-out single from Alex Rios in the seventh inning. He recorded 26 swinging strikes and struck out six batters in a row at one point. Fantasy owners who kept him around despite his 4.07 ERA during the first half are being rewarded in a big way. He'll wrap up his season with a start against the Twins next week.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 11:49:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco had his strikeout stuff working in Saturday's loss to the White Sox, fanning nine and allowing three runs (two earned) over five-plus innings.

While Carrasco did record nine strikeouts, the White Sox at least made him work, as he had thrown 102 pitches (70 strikes) by the time he exited the proceedings. While he was on the mound, he allowed a run in the fourth and two in the fifth. Across 171 2/3 innings, the 28 year-old right-hander is the proud owner of a 3.62 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 196/39 K/BB ratio. He'll try for a longer outing when he toes the road rubber against the Royals next week.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 10:34:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco earned the win with six innings of one-run ball versus the Royals on Monday.

Carrasco gave up a lead-off home run to Alex Gordon in the first inning, but settled down from there. He scattered five hits and two walks while striking out nine. It was his second start since returning from the disabled list and it was a much better effort than his first. Carrasco has a 3.62 ERA with a 1.09 WHIP and a 187/37 K/BB ratio over 166 2/3 innings. He'll match up with the White Sox at home in his next outing.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 10:48:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco lasted just 2 2/3 innings in his return to the mound Tuesday, allowing four runs in a loss to the White Sox.

In his first start since hitting the disabled list on August 22 with right shoulder inflammation, Carrasco gave up four hits -- two of them homers -- and walked three. On the bright side, he struck out five, showing he's still got swing-and-miss stuff despite the temporary ailment. Carrasco is 12-10 with a 3.70 ERA and 1.08 WHIP overall, and he'll seek a better result Sunday against the Tigers.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 12:51:00 AM

Indians activated RHP Carlos Carrasco from the 15-day disabled list.

Carrasco will return to the Indians' starting rotation Tuesday night against the White Sox after missing three turns with inflammation in his right shoulder. The 28-year-old boasts a 3.53 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 173/32 K/BB ratio in 158 innings this season for the Tribe and should be able to finish off 2015 on a high note.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco (shoulder) completed a successful bullpen session on Saturday and will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday against the White Sox.

He only missed three turns in the rotation. The 28-year-old is having his best season. Carrasco already has a career-high in wins (12) and his 9.85 K/9 is among the best in baseball. Cody Anderson will likely be dropped from the starting rotation now that Carrasco's shoulder woes are behind him.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 07:13:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

If it goes well, Carrasco could rejoin the Indians' rotation next Tuesday. The right-hander has missed the last two weeks with a shoulder injury, but he was cleared of any structural damage and Cleveland is confident the ailment isn't a big deal.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 09:41:00 AM

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.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 10:33:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 04:32:00 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.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 12:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Anthony Recker
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2James Ramsey
CF1Abraham Almonte
2Rajai Davis
3Shane Robinson
4Robbie Grossman
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Collin Cowgill
3Tyler Naquin
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Josh Tomlin
6Cody Anderson
7T.J. House
8Ross Detwiler
9Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Kyle Crockett
7Joe Thatcher
8Shawn Armstrong
9Giovanni Soto
10Dan Otero
11Joba Chamberlain
12Felipe Paulino
13Tom Gorzelanny
14Craig Stammen