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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
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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

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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

Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain.

Carrasco suffered the injury in the third inning of Sunday's start against the Tigers as he was running to cover first base. It looked like a pretty severe strain, as the righty was unable to put any weight on his leg as he was helped off the field. A stint on the disabled list is surely coming. Trevor Bauer relieved Carrasco on Sunday and would be the logical choice to step into his rotation spot.
Apr 24 - 2:36 PM

Carlos Carrasco exited Sunday's start versus the Tigers with an apparent left leg injury.

Carrasco was running to cover first base but pulled up and appeared to grab the back of his left leg. He didn't put any weight on the leg as he was helped off the field, so this could be an injury that keeps him out for a while. The Indians should have an update on him shortly.
Apr 24 - 2:01 PM

Carlos Carrasco held the Mariners to one run over 6 1/3 frames while recording five strikeouts in Tuesday's 3-2 victory.

It wasn't Carrasco's sharpest showing, as he walked three batters and needed 103 pitches to cover his 6 1/3 frames. However, he gave up only four hits on the night and lowered his ERA on the season to 2.79. Carrasco also boasts an 18/5 K/BB ratio across 19 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Tigers this weekend in his next start.
Apr 19 - 9:32 PM

Carlos Carrasco cruised through eight innings against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, allowing a single run and striking out eight.

Carrasco dominated. The right-hander only had five baserunners with which to deal in eight innings, and he picked up his first win of the season. He now boasts an impressive 13-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio this year in 13 total frames. It was a nice bounce-back outing after serving up a trio of homers to Boston a week ago. Fantasy owners can expect Carrasco to be a stud in all starting-pitching categories.
Apr 13 - 10:32 PM

Carlos Carrasco served up three homers in a no-decision Wednesday against Boston.

Carrasco gave up four runs over five innings. The right-hander is one of the most exciting arms in the American League, and he showed why at times on Wednesday night, striking out a batter per inning and only walking one. Carrasco has never posted an ugly home-run rate, largely due to his groundball tendencies, but the Red Sox managed to connect with three long balls on Wednesday. That’s where all the damage came from. He remains a top option in all fantasy formats.
Apr 6 - 10:11 PM

In his final tuneup of the spring, Carlos Carrasco allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings in a 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.

The lone run scored on an RBI single by Billy Hamilton in the second inning. Carrasco fanned six and walked two and will wrap up his spring with a 3.28 ERA and 23/3 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings. He’s set to start the second game of the regular season against the Red Sox next Tuesday and possesses Cy Young Award level upside in 2016.
Mar 31 - 5:49 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on six hits over four innings of work in Monday's win over the White Sox.

The right-hander yielded six hits -- including a home run to Melky Cabrera -- but also struck out four and didn't walk anyone. Carrasco boasts a 14/0 K/BB ratio over 13 Cactus League innings. He should be one of the best pitchers in the American League this season.
Mar 21 - 7:44 PM

Carlos Carrasco pitched four innings with two earned runs, five strikeouts, and zero walks Tuesday against the Rangers.

The two earned runs were the first Carrasco has given up this spring. His five strikeouts and no walks suggest he is still at the top of his game. The right-hander boasts a 3.17 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 356 strikeouts in 317 2/3 innings since the beginning of the 2014 season and he has the goods to be a fantasy ace in 2016.
Mar 15 - 7:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco spun three scoreless innings against the Padres on Thursday.

Carrasco allowed just one hit while walking none and striking out four. He has now retired 14 of the 16 batters he has faced this spring. The 28-year-old posted a 3.63 ERA in 30 starts last season, but he had monster peripherals and benefitted from improved infield defense during the second half. He could be primed for a big year.
Mar 10 - 5:59 PM

Carlos Carrasco hurled two shutout innings in his Cactus League debut Sunday versus the Brewers.

Brewers infielder Jonathan Villar hit a leadoff single in the bottom of the first inning, but Carrasco promptly induced a doubleplay groundball from Ramon Flores and then didn't allow another batter to reach. The right-hander boasts a 3.17 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 356 strikeouts in 317 2/3 innings since the beginning of the 2014 season. He's capable of top-tier fantasy output in 2016.
Mar 6 - 6:19 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
4Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Kyle Crockett