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Carlos Carrasco | Starting Pitcher | #59

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 224
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / PHI
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Carlos Carrasco gave up four runs in 6 1/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision versus the Reds.
Carrasco left his last start with pectoral muscle tightness and was given an extra couple of days off before pitching tonight. He was wild in this one, walking four and hitting two batters. Still, it would have been a quality start had Terry Francona not asked him to face the top of the lineup a fourth time in the seventh inning. May 23 - 11:04 PM

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Carlos Carrasco (pectoral) will start Tuesday in Cincinnati.

Carrasco exited his last outing with tightness in his left pectoral area, but he threw his between-starts bullpen session with no issues. "He's in a really good spot," Indians pitching coach Mikey Callaway said. "He feels great. His bullpen was outstanding the other day. We're going to lean on him a lot the rest of the season, so a couple extra days doesn't really hurt if you can get them."
May 22 - 7:53 PM

Carlos Carrasco (pectoral) is tentatively scheduled to make his next start on May 23 against the Reds.

That would be one week from today. Carrasco left Monday's start against the Rays due to left pectoral tightness, so the Indians will let him rest for two days before getting him back on his usual cycle. Mike Clevinger will move up in the rotation to start on Saturday against the Astros.
May 16 - 3:40 PM

Carlos Carrasco was pulled from Monday's start against the Rays due to left pectoral tightness.

Well, at least it's not something with his pitching arm. Carrasco struggled Monday, allowing five runs over 3 2/3 frames and seeing his velocity dip, before the Indians' trainer came out to remove him. The Indians don't think the injury is serious, but the right-hander will be re-evaluated on Tuesday before the club knows whether his next start might be affected.
May 15 - 8:44 PM

Carlos Carrasco departed Monday's start against the Rays in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.

Carrasco was visited by the Indians' trainer after allowing a two-out RBI single to Brad Miller, and he eventually walked off the field. The righty wound up getting charged with five runs over 3 2/3 frames and his velocity was fading as the game went along. The Indians should have an update on Carrasco soon.
May 15 - 7:46 PM

Carlos Carrasco yielded three hits over seven innings in the Indians' 6-0 defeat of the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Carrasco struck out seven and walked none in the easy victory. He gave everyone a scare when his elbow flared up this spring, but he's now 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA.
May 9 - 10:26 PM

Carlos Carrasco earned his third win of the season by allowing two runs in six innings to beat the Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday.

He was spotless through the first four innings before giving up single runs in the fifth and sixth frames. All told he allowed five hits and one walk while punching out five in the quality start. He moves to 3-2 with a strong 2.18 ERA through six starts. He will face off with the Blue Jays on Monday in the first of a two-start week.
May 3 - 11:20 PM

Carlos Carrasco logged a quality start in Friday's loss to the Mariners, allowing three runs on six hits over eight innings.

The right-hander punched out seven on the night and didn't walk a batter. All of the damage against him was done via the long ball, with Robinson Cano blasting a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Ben Gamel adding a solo shot in the sixth. With the loss, Carrasco now sits at 2-2 on the season with a stellar 2.04 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 34/7 K/BB ratio across 35 1/3 innings on the season. He'll take on the Tigers his next time out on Wednesday in Detroit.
Apr 28 - 10:34 PM

Carlos Carrasco tossed eight scoreless innings, striking out eight, in the Indians' 7-0 shutout of the White Sox on Saturday.

A day after Corey Kluber went the distance in a shutout of the Sox, Carrasco doubled down with only a slightly less-dominant performance. The right-hander yielded just three hits, all singles, with one walk over his eight innings of work. He's now 2-1 on the season with a microscopic 1.65 ERA and 0.80 WHIP through four starts. Carrasco will look to continue his dominance Friday against the Mariners.
Apr 22 - 11:57 PM

Carlos Carrasco pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Tigers, allowing two runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Carrasco walked five and struck out five on the afternoon. He served up a two-run homer to Alex Avila in the second inning, but that was the extent of the damage against him. Now 1-1 on the season, he'll carry an impressive 2.33 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 19/6 K/BB ratio into Friday's matchup against the White Sox in Chicago.
Apr 16 - 4:58 PM

Carlos Carrasco held the White Sox to one run over seven innings Tuesday in a no-decision.

Carrasco deserved the victory, but the Indians didn't take the lead for good until Michael Brantley hit a walkoff RBI double in the bottom of the 10th inning. Carrasco allowed just four hits, walked none, and struck out seven. The one run he gave up came on a solo shot by Todd Frazier in the top of the fifth. Carrasco will carry a shiny 2.13 ERA into his next start at home against the Tigers.
Apr 11 - 8:02 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs, four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's victory at Texas.

Carrasco started off a bit slow, throwing 50 pitches over the first three frames. However, he got himself under control and needed just 28 pitches to pick up his final eight outs. He coughed up seven runs -- three earned -- and eight hits in just four innings last season in his only appearance in Arlington last season, and entered 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA over 13 innings in three games (two starts) all time in Texas.
Apr 4 - 11:46 PM

Carlos Carrasco didn’t look sharp in his final start of the spring, allowing nine hits, four runs and one walk over four sluggish innings Wednesday in the Indians’ Cactus League win over the Reds.

He also contributed five strikeouts. Carrasco let up three runs in the opening frame including two on Jose Peraza’s homer to left field. Adam Duvall took him deep for a solo blast later in the same inning. Carrasco ran into trouble again in the second but benefited from a caught stealing. He wasn’t as lucky in the fourth, allowing another run to cross on Billy Hamilton's single to left field. Fantasy owners are drafting Carrasco to be an ace but he certainly hasn’t pitched like one this spring. He posted a hideous 10.80 ERA over six Cactus League starts.
Mar 29 - 7:09 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona announced Monday that Carlos Carrasco will pitch the second game of the regular season.

Francona also confirmed that Corey Kluber would pitch Opening Day and that Carrasco would be followed by Danny Salazar, Josh Tomlin and Trevor Bauer. Carrasco underwent an MRI on his right elbow earlier this month after he experienced some swelling, but everything came back clean and he threw three scoreless frames in a Cactus League appearance last Friday. The righty has never thrown 200 innings in his career and that's why he doesn't qualify as a fantasy ace, but it doesn't appear the elbow is a concern at all as we approach Opening Day.
Mar 27 - 6:57 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed one hit and walked a pair over three scoreless innings against the Cubs on Friday.

It was his first Cactus League appearance since he was shelled for eight runs over 1 2/3 innings against the White Sox back on March 13. He had some swelling in his elbow after that, but everything appears on track now. It’s unclear when he’ll make his first start during the regular season, but the Indians could delay his debut until they need a fifth starter on April 15. We should have a better idea about the schedule soon.
Mar 24 - 6:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
3Bradley Zimmer
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
7Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Shawn Armstrong