- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 212 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/21/1987 (32)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (illness) threw live batting practice for the first time on Friday since he was diagnosed with leukemia in early June. He threw 25 pitches at Single-A Lake County and everything went well, according to manager Terry Francona. While this is a good step for Carrasco, there remains no timetable for him to return to the big leagues. There's still a chance that the right-hander won't pitch again in 2019, although his upside makes him worth stashing for fantasy purposes if you have the room.
Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco (cancer) will throw to hitters on Friday, and then be re-evaluated this weekend to determine the next step on his recovery timetable. The 32-year-old has not pitched since late May but is progressing through his rehab after completing a pair of bullpen sessions on back-to-back days with no issues. It is unknown if Carrasco will be able to return to the team in 2019, but he is worth stashing in formats with multiple IL slots. Carrasco recorded a 4-6 record to go along with a 4.98 ERA prior to landing on the 60-day injured list.
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (illness) is scheduled to start throwing bullpen sessions this week. Carrasco was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in May but is reportedly feeling well and is hoping to return to the mound at some point this season. His bullpen sessions should be on Wednesday and Saturday, and it'll be his first time throwing off a mound since his diagnosis. There's no specific timetable for Carrasco's return, but as long as he feels well, he's certainly on track to be back on a major league mound in 2019.