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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 threw a four-hit, complete-game shutout in a 6-0 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Carrasco has gotten progressively better with each start this month, and on Saturday he gave up just four hits and a walk while striking out seven. The complete game was his first this year and the seventh of his career. Carrasco improved to 3-2 with a 2.73 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 49/13 K/BB ratio over 56 innings of work. He'll try to keep rolling Thursday against the Blue Jays. Jun 25 - 7:36 PM

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Carlos Carrasco provided the Indians depth in taking a no-decision against the White Sox on Sunday, yielding two runs on five hits over 7 1/3 innings.

Carrasco did walk four, but his was otherwise a strong performance. A Jose Abreu RBI double in the first and a solo home run by Melky Cabrera in the fourth inning accounted for the scoring on his line. The 29-year-old right-hander was making just his eighth start of the season, as he was waylaid by a hamstring strain near the end of April and ultimately ended up missing just over a month's worth of action. He will take a 3.26 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into a road start against the Tigers next time out.
Jun 19 - 5:51 PM

Carlos Carrasco struck out eight and allowed just two run over six frames but took a loss against the Royals on Monday.

Carrasco walked just one, but he permitted 10 hits and the Royals were able to scratch across a couple runs and that was enough. It's the most hits the right-hander has allowed in seven starts this season. The good news is this was Carrasco's best effort in three tries since returning from the disabled list. He'll get the White Sox on Sunday.
Jun 13 - 11:49 PM

Carlos Carrasco surrendered four runs in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mariners.

Carrasco hasn't been all that sharp in either start since coming off the disabled list, but he'll surely continue to get better. He struck out six and walked just one tonight.
Jun 9 - 1:01 AM

Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) allowed nine hits and three runs over five innings against the Royals on Thursday.

Making his return to the major league mound, Carrasco was rusty, walking one and striking out two over 78 pitches. The start was his first since he suffered a left hamstring strain on April 24. Better days are certainly ahead for the 29-year-old as he rounds into form. He'll look for better results Tuesday against the Mariners.
Jun 2 - 10:53 PM

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

Carrasco will return to the Indians' rotation Thursday night against the Royals after missing the last five weeks with a left hamstring strain. He threw only 53 pitches in his one rehab start with Double-A Akron, so the right-hander might not go very deep on Thursday. He had a stellar 2.45 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 20/5 K/BB ratio in 22 innings (four starts) before the injury.
Jun 2 - 3:01 PM

Carlos Carrasco will be activated from the disabled list to start Thursday against the Royals.

Carrasco, out since late-April with a hamstring strain, tossed four innings of one-run ball with six strikeouts in his lone minor league rehab start with Double-A Akron on Saturday. He'll be limited to around 80 pitches in his return to action.
May 31 - 3:25 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona on Sunday wouldn't reveal whether Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) will make another rehab start or rejoin the major league rotation.

The skipper did say he got a good report on how Carrasco looked in his rehab start with Double-A Akron on Saturday where he allowed one earned run and struck out six over four frames. Carrasco threw only 53 pitches in the outing, so the Indians might want to stretch him out a bit more before activating him.
May 29 - 11:41 AM

Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Saturday.

Carrasco has been throwing off a mound for two weeks and hasn't had any issues with his strained hamstring. The right-hander will throw four innings or 60 pitches Saturday, so he figures to need at least one additional rehab outing before rejoining the Indians' rotation early next month.
May 27 - 1:39 PM

Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) threw a 38-pitch simulated game and did pitcher's fielding practice at 80 percent intensity on Thursday.

He'll next throw a three-inning simulated game on Monday. Assuming that goes well, Carrasco should be cleared to begin a rehab assignment. He's tracking toward an early June return.
May 20 - 4:27 PM

Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) threw a 40-pitch bullpen on Monday.

Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway indicated that Carrasco "looked and felt great," according to's Jordan Bastian. The 29-year-old right-hander has been on the shelf with a bum hamstring since late April, when he injured his leg while attempting to cover first against the Tigers. The next step in his rehab will be a two-inning simulated game. That is scheduled for Thursday.
May 16 - 3:14 PM

Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) threw off a mound on Friday.

It's the first time he's done so since suffering a strained hamstring nearly three weeks ago. Carrasco will throw off a mound again Monday and then could be ready for a simulated game. The right-hander is on track to return in late May or early June.
May 13 - 4:25 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) has progressed to land-based jogging.

Or, you know, jogging. The Indians are taking it easy with him, so most of his rehab has been restricted to pool work for now. Carrasco strained his left hamstring late last month and will likely be sidelined until the end of May or early June.
May 3 - 3:38 PM

Indians placed RHP Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Carrasco suffered the injury Sunday while trying to cover first base in the third inning of his start against the Tigers. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It looked like a knee injury initially, so the Indians have to be relieved that tests showed only the hamstring strain. He'll be reevaluated in early May.
Apr 25 - 4:02 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona announced Sunday that Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) will be placed on the disabled list.

Carrasco was diagnosed with a left hamstring strain but is heading back to Cleveland to undergo an MRI. It looked worse than a mild strain. Trevor Bauer filled in admirably in relief on Sunday against the Tigers and seems to be the most logical candidate to take Carrasco's place in the Tribe's rotation.
Apr 24 - 4:47 PM

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2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
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5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
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