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Sunday, September 01, 2019

LEADING OFF: Carrasco, Frazier, Zobrist up as rosters expand

SPECIAL RETURN

Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since late May when he was diagnosed with leukemia, will be reinstated from the 60-day injured list for a game at Tampa Bay. Carrasco made four rehab appearances with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, permitting one run while striking out eight in five innings. He’ll start up in Cleveland’s bullpen as he continues to build endurance in his arm.

“Great feeling, back to the baseball field,” Carrasco said on Instagram.

This will be an interesting day to watch in one regard- assuming there are no changes, this will be the last year of 40-man call-ups, and it will be interesting to see how the teams respond to this being the case.

QLE Posted: September 01, 2019 at 04:00 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos carrasco, clint frazier, sean manaea, september roster expansions, yu darvish

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Indians Plan to Activate Carlos Carrasco 3 Months After Leukemia Diagnosis

The Cleveland Indians are expecting to receive a boost Sunday when pitcher Carlos Carrasco makes his return after being diagnosed with leukemia in May.

Indians manager Terry Francona told MLB Network Radio that Carrasco will be activated Sept. 1 “if all goes well” during his bullpen session Thursday.

Francona added the Indians intend to use Carrasco out of the bullpen for the rest of this season.

Carrasco announced in July he had been diagnosed with leukemia after doctors noted abnormal blood test results when he underwent a physical during spring training.

 

QLE Posted: August 29, 2019 at 08:24 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos carrasco, comebacks, indians

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Carlos Carrasco makes first rehab appearance since leukemia diagnosis

AKRON, Ohio—Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco made his first rehab appearance for the Akron RubberDucks on Monday following his cancer diagnosis.

The right-hander threw 16 pitches with a strikeout in one inning for the Double-A affiliate. Lots of fans wore Carrasco jerseys at Canal Park and he received a standing ovation as he walked to the dugout.

“I spent two and a half months away from baseball, just coming back today out of the bullpen feels great,” Carrasco said.

 

QLE Posted: August 20, 2019 at 04:11 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos carrasco

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Carlos Carrasco diagnosed with leukemia

Last night, in a snippet of an interview Carrasco gave to Frank Camilo of Dominican Republic news network CDN 37, Carrasco says that he has been diagnosed with leukemia.

The full interview will air Sunday afternoon, but the video below is being shared now. It’s in Spanish, but in it Carrasco says that after having problems with his energy level, he underwent tests that revealed abnormally high platelet levels and was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after. Carrasco said the condition is currently “under control,” though what that means in a medical sense is unclear:

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 06, 2019 at 10:28 AM | 13 comment(s)
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