- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 212 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/21/1987 (32)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (leukemia) has been activated from the 60-day injured list on Sunday. Carrasco has been sidelined since May due to a leukemia diagnosis. He pitched well during a rehab assignment, so he appears ready to rejoin the Indians roster. Carrasco will pitch out of the bullpen for the Indians down the stretch of the season.
The Cleveland Indians plan to activate starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (illness) from the 60-day injured list on Sunday, according to manager Terry Francona. The 32-year-old Carrasco has been out since late May after being diagnosed with leukemia. The right-hander allowed one run while striking out six in 3 2/3 innings with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus on his rehab assignment. As he builds endurance, Carrasco will likely pitch out of Cleveland's bullpen to close out the regular season, making him unappealing in fantasy. Fantasy aside, this is a great story for both Carrasco and the Tribe as they look to win a postseason spot.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco could return to the big leagues as soon as September 1 when rosters expand as he works his way back from a leukemia diagnosis. The right-hander hasn't pitched since May 30, but has begun rehabbing slowly since the start of August. Carrasco held a 4-6 record with a disappointing 4.98 ERA before his diagnosis, but will come back healthier than he was at the beginning of the season. He'll likely return to the club as a reliever limiting his fantasy appeal, so managers don't need to add him wherever he's available.