Indians' Carlos Carrasco: Completes rehab game, aims to start Friday
Carrasco (elbow) successfully completed a minor league outing Monday and is aiming to make his next Cactus League start March 24 against the Cubs, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
Carrasco fired his full arsenal in a controlled 33-pitch minor league game Monday against the Reds' Triple-A affiliate. The righty's fastball sat appropriately at 92-93 mph throughout the outing. After the appearance, Carrasco said that he felt confident in how he threw and was relieved his recent elbow swelling was just a scare. "My last game, I was trying to throw my breaking pitches, and I couldn't," Carrasco said. "My changeup was good today. My curveball, slider, everything felt fine," he said. Barring any setbacks, Carrasco is scheduled to make his next Cactus League appearance on Friday. If the right-hander continues to progress without issues, there is still a chance he could slot in behind ace Corey Kluber as the Tribe's No. 2 starter.