SP,RP - CLE
Carlos Carrasco (elbow) says he is "ready to go" and has built up to pitching six innings.
Carrasco's elbow issue from spring training 1.0 appears to be a thing of the past. Even though he's built up to six innings the Indians won't ask him to pitch that deep into a game early on. The expectation is that starting pitchers will be eased in throughout the league.
Indians manager Terry Francona says Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is throwing bullpens in Cleveland.
Carrasco was dealing with inflammation in his elbow before spring training was suspended and would've had to begin the season on the injured list. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Carrasco has plenty of time to get ready for whenever play resumes. The 33-year-old dealt with Leukemia last season but put up a 3.38 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP as recently as 2018.
Carlos Carrasco received an injection in his elbow and will be shut down for a few days.
Carrasco underwent MRI on his sore elbow, which revealed mild inflammation. He received an injection and will be shut down for a few days. Carrasco was dealing with a hip issue earlier this spring, and is now dealing with inflammation in his elbow. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor the situation and hope he can return before the regular season starts.
Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco has "been backed up a few days due to mild elbow inflammation," according to a report from beat reporter Mandy Bell. However, manager Terry Francona seemed unconcerned and described the situation as maintenance.
After missing the bulk of the 2019 season due to a Leukemia diagnosis, expectations for Carrasco in 2020 are a bit all over the place. He has the track record of a hurler who struck out more than 200 batters in three of his last four seasons heading into 2019, but his 2019 season is enough to give many fantasy owners concerns. An early elbow issue will do nothing to ease those concerns.
Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs in two innings in an 11-7 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Carrasco was making his first start of the spring after dealing with a hip flexor injury earlier in camp. The veteran right-hander should slot in as Cleveland's No. 2 starter behind Shane Bieber.