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Carlos Carrasco | Starting Pitcher | #59

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 224
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / PHI
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All tests on Carlos Carrasco's injured right elbow came back negative.
Carrasco had to leave Saturday's start against the Twins after he was drilled by a comebacker, but he has avoided a serious injury. He was placed on the disabled list Sunday and will be re-evaluated Wednesday following a few days of treatment. There would seem to be a pretty good chance he could return before the end of the month, but the stiffness and soreness in his elbow will have to go away. Jun 18 - 4:39 PM

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Indians placed RHP Carlos Carrasco on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow contusion.

Carrasco had to leave Saturday's start against the Twins after he was drilled by a comebacker. A contusion was the initial diagnosis and the fact that the club is still calling it that would suggest the right-hander's X-rays tests came back clean. Still, it's unclear at this point how much time Carrasco might miss.
Jun 17 - 10:33 AM

Carlos Carrasco was diagnosed with a right forearm contusion and was sent to an area hospital for X-rays after being hit by a comebacker Saturday.

Carrasco was in a lot of pain after the Joe Mauer liner smoked him around his right elbow in the second inning of Saturday's game, so he may not be out of the woods yet, despite the initial contusion diagnosis. The results should be known later Saturday or sometime Sunday, at which point a clearer outlook should also be available.
Jun 16 - 5:14 PM

Carlos Carrasco left Saturday's start against the Twins after being hit by a comebacker in the second inning.

A Joe Mauer drive caught Carrasco square on the right arm, and the right-hander was in some pain. It was a bad end to an already bad day for Carrasco, who'd given up four runs in the first inning. He was replaced by Oliver Perez. The Indians should have an update shortly.
Jun 16 - 4:51 PM

Carlos Carrasco struck out 11 batters over seven scoreless innings Monday in the Indians' 4-0 blanking of the White Sox.

Carrasco carved his way through the White Sox batting order with ease, yielding just two hits and a walk while matching his second-highest strikeout total of the year. He's now 9-4 on the season with a 3.90 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 94/21 K/BB ratio in 90 innings. Up next is another favorable matchup at home against the Twins.
Jun 11 - 11:28 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed eight hits but only one run over seven innings Wednesday in the Indians’ win over the Brewers.

He earned 10 strikeouts and walked just one batter over 109 pitches. Travis Shaw drove in the game’s first run on an RBI single in the third inning but that was all the Brewers would muster off Carrasco, who won for the seventh time this year. The right-hander had some good fortune on Wednesday, lucking into a pair of inning-ending double plays. This wasn’t Carrasco at his most dominant, though he certainly showed Cy Young flashes in Wednesday’s triumph. He’ll be back at it Monday against the White Sox, who he has yet to face this year.
Jun 6 - 5:59 PM

Carlos Carrasco was blitzed for six runs in 3 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Twins on Friday.

He served up a three-run dinger to Eduardo Escobar in the first inning. Four of the seven hits he allowed went for extra bases. He walked three batters and fanned just two in the losing effort. This was the second very poor start in a row for Carrasco, who falls to 6-4 with a rapidly climbing 4.50 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. He has a challenging date with the Brewers coming up on Wednesday.
Jun 1 - 11:32 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed five runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

Carrasco wasn't super sharp, serving up a pair of homers among his seven hits allowed, but he did strike out eight to limit the damage. He'd rattled off three straight quality starts, including a complete game -- and was 1-2 in those starts, go figure -- before Saturday's relative clunker, so it was more of an outlier than the norm. In 11 starts, he's got a 3.98 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 71/16 K/BB ratio over 72 1/3 innings. The right-hander will look to get back on track Thursday against the Twins.
May 27 - 12:02 AM

Carlos Carrasco pitched well in a tough-luck loss against the Astros on Sunday night, surrendering three runs on eight hits over 7 2/3 innings.

Carrasco punched out six on the night and issued just one walk. He was involved in a scoreless pitcher's duel with Lance McCullers until Brian McCann launched a two-run homer in the seventh. He departed with a man on third and two outs in the eighth inning, and the inherited runner came around to score right after he departed. Carrasco now owns a 3.65 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 63/14 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column in a rematch against Lance McCullers and the Astros on Saturday.
May 20 - 10:59 PM

Carlos Carrasco dominated the Brewers on Wednesday, yielding just five hits and two runs in a complete game win.

He logged a season-high 14 strikeouts while allowing just one free pass. The complete game was Carrasco’s second of the season, which leads all of Major League Baseball. Carrasco fanned six in a row at one point and also enjoyed a stretch where he retired 10 consecutive batters between the second and fifth innings. He even drove in a run with an RBI single in the ninth inning. The right-hander has been terrific on the road this year, going 3-0 with a 2.48 ERA in four starts away from Progressive Field. He’ll be on the road again for his next start Tuesday at Comerica Park in Detroit. Carrasco earned a complete game victory versus the Tigers last month.
May 9 - 5:28 PM

Carlos Carrasco gave up nine hits and six runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Carrasco struck out seven and walked three over his 113 pitches. The right-hander just didn’t have it on Thursday, allowing a pair of runs in the second, two more in the fourth and another two in the sixth. Four of the nine hits he allowed went for extra bases including a two-run homer by Russell Martin. Carrasco’s ERA skyrocketed from 3.08 to 3.95 after Thursday’s blow-up. He’ll try to lower that number in his next start Wednesday against Milwaukee.
May 3 - 9:55 PM

Carlos Carrasco got smacked around for five runs -- four earned -- in just three innings and was charged with a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

Things got ugly fast as Jean Segura and Nelson Cruz both took Carrasco deep in the first inning. This was his first loss of the season following four wins. Even after today's bad outing he still has a nice 3.08 ERA and 0.95 WHIP through six starts. He has a 32:7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 38 innings. He will hope for better luck against the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Apr 28 - 7:29 PM

Carlos Carrasco worked 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball Monday in a win over the Orioles.

Carrasco scattered six hits and two walks while striking out seven. He's now 4-0 on the year with a brilliant 2.31 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 28/6 K/BB ratio in 35 innings. Up next is a start at home against the Mariners.
Apr 23 - 9:32 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed just three hits in seven shutout frames but had to settle for a no-decision against the Twins in Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

This one was a starting pitchers' duel that turned into a bullpen duel that wasn't decided until the 16th inning. Carrasco struck out seven batters, issued one free pass and surrendered just three singles. He was relieved after throwing 98 pitches and then the Indians went through eight more pitchers before the marathon concluded. His record holds at 3-0 as his ERA improves to 2.60 after four starts.
Apr 19 - 12:38 AM

Carlos Carrasco allowed one run on three hits in a 5-1 complete game win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

The one run came on a solo dinger off the bat of Leonys Martin, who also doubled in the ballgame. Carrasco punched out six batters and walked two while needing only 110 pitches to finish the game. He moves to 3-0 on the season and lowered his ERA from 5.40 to 3.48 after three starts. He has generated 14 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings. He will face the Twins on the road on Tuesday.
Apr 11 - 9:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Mike Clevinger
5Shane Bieber
6Adam Plutko
7Danny Salazar
8Cody Anderson
9Ryan Merritt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Nick Goody
4Tyler Olson
5Dan Otero
6Zach McAllister
7Josh Tomlin
8Neil Ramirez
9Oliver Perez
10Evan Marshall
11George Kontos