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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 30 - 7:20 PM

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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.
Sep 25 - 11:49 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.
Sep 19 - 10:34 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.
Sep 14 - 10:48 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.
Sep 9 - 12:51 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.
Sep 8 - 5:40 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.
Sep 5 - 7:13 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.
Sep 4 - 9:41 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.
Aug 25 - 10:33 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.
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

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SS1Francisco Lindor
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RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
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2Carlos Carrasco
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2Bryan Shaw
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5Jeff Manship
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