Carrasco was placed on the 10-day injured list with a non-baseball medical condition Wednesday. Carrasco and the Indians have not released the exact details of the problem, but the team's statement indicated that he's been diagnosed with some sort of blood condition after feeling lethargic for several weeks. Carrasco will take some time away from baseball to figure out his treatment plan. It's not clear when he'll be able to return to action, but the Indians expect him back at some point this year. His replacement in the rotation has not yet been announced.
Carrasco (4-6) tossed 6.1 innings in Thursday's loss to the White Sox, surrendering six runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out seven. The loss was Carrasco's third straight and first to the White Sox this year. The right-hander came into the contest with a 2-0 record over the White Sox after not allowing a run or walk over 12 innings, but Thursday was a different story. Carrasco struggled with efficiency, giving up 10 hits to tie his season high dating back to March 31. The 32-year-old racked up his pitch count in the second inning after allowing three consecutive hits, including a two-run double to Eloy Jimenez to give the White Sox a 2-0 lead. It was pretty much downhill from there. Carrasco now holds a 4.98 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 79:11 K:BB. He'll look to get back into the win column at home against Minnesota on Wednesday.
Carrasco (4-4) gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four through five innings, taking the loss to the Athletics on Monday. Carrasco worked in and out of trouble constantly, allowing nine baserunners. The home runs continue to plague the right-hander, as he carries a 1.7 HR/9 this year and gave up two more solo home runs in this start. He has a 4-4 record with a 4.30 ERA through 10 starts this season. Carrasco will make his next start Saturday against the Rays.
Carrasco will make his next start Monday against the Athletics, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. The right-hander was originally lined up for a two-start week, but instead Adam Plutko will join the rotation Saturday while Carrasco gets an extra day of rest before getting the ball for Monday's series opener against Oakland. Carrasco has been stellar through three starts this month, compiling a 1.86 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 21:0 K:BB in 19.2 innings.
Carrasco (4-3) shut out the White Sox over seven innings, allowing six hits and no walks while striking out six to pick up the win Tuesday. The 32-year-old won his second straight start over the White Sox, shutting them out in both games over a combined 12 innings. In Tuesday's game, the White Sox notched two hits in both the first and third innings, but Carrasco quickly ended the threat both times. He has lowered his ERA to 4.18 and his WHIP to 1.16, and currently lines up to face the Orioles at home Sunday.