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MLB suspends Carlos Carrasco 8 games for drilling Kevin Youkilis

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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With regard to the Indians' Carlos Carrasco's throwing at Kevin Youkilis of the Yankees, MLB has pounded the gavel ...

To recap, on Tuesday night, Carrasco, moments after a Robinson Cano home run, plunked Youkilis on the shoulder. Afterward, he apologized for doing so, but when the intent is so clear, a suspension is all but guaranteed.

The incident in question:

Appeals usually follow such decisions, but that's largely a formality.

The 26-year-old Carrasco owns a career ERA of 5.16 to go with a WHIP of 1.49 and K/BB ratio of 2.03 across 34 major-league starts.

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