Carrasco has already built up to a six-inning workload, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Pitchers' expected workloads will be something to monitor over the course of the month, as having a pitch count in even just the first two starts of the season could represent a full sixth of a given pitcher's starts this year. It sounds as though Carrasco was lucky enough to be able to build up on his own before joining his teammates for their first workouts together since March, so he'll likely be unrestricted to start the season.
Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Monday that Carrasco (elbow) will be ready to go when the Indians resume training this week, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Carrasco's status for Opening Day was looking iffy after he required an injection in his sore right elbow back in mid-March, but he was apparently able to take advantage of MLB's nearly four-month shutdown to make a full recovery. The Indians could choose to ease Carrasco along more carefully than their other starting pitchers in workouts once camp begins, but the right-hander should remain roughly on pace with the rest of his rotation mates by the time the Indians begin their 60-game season in late July.
Carrasco (elbow) has been regularly throwing bullpen sessions and sending videos of his workouts to Indians manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Carl Willis since MLB suspended its season in March, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Carrasco's availability for Opening Day looked to be in peril after he was shut down with elbow inflammation in early March, but baseball's ongoing hiatus has given him nearly three months to heal up from the injury. While Carrasco has since resumed mound work with no complications, Hoynes' report doesn't indicate that the right-hander has progressed to facing hitters at any point during the league-wide shutdown. With that in mind, Carrasco may find himself behind Cleveland's other starting pitchers when full-squad workouts resume, but the prevailing expectation is that he'll at least be available for the start of the season, even if he faces more restrictions with his pitch counts initially.
Carrasco (elbow) has been throwing bullpen sessions in Cleveland, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Manager Terry Francona said Carrasco is doing well in his recovery from elbow inflammation. He will still need to ramp up to simulated games before he'll be ready to work as a starter, but at least it sounds like he is progressing well following a mid-March injection in his sore right elbow.
Carrasco received an injection in his elbow Wednesday and will be shut down for a few days, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Carrasco underwent an MRI on his sore right elbow, which didn't reveal anything other than the mild inflammation he'd been diagnosed with over the weekend. While he's only expected to be shut down for a few days, even in the best-case scenario that doesn't leave much time for him to build up to a starting workload by Opening Day, especially considering his spring debut was delayed by a hip issue.
Carrasco is dealing with mild elbow inflammation, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Manager Terry Francona said Carrasco has been backed up a few days for maintenance and didn't seem concerned that it would be problematic. Carrasco will work out with weighted balls Saturday and the team will see how he feels. This is obviously not good news, but there have not been any tests scheduled yet, which is encouraging.
Carrasco (hip) has been cleared to start Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Angels, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The right hip flexor injury Carrasco picked up during a Feb. 20 workout proved to be only a short-term concern, as the right-hander was cleared to face hitters in a live batting practice session just over a week later. With Carrasco coming out of that workout no worse for the wear, he'll now take the hill for his first start of the spring. Carrasco should have enough time to build up his arm for a starter's workload when his first turn through the Tribe's regular-season rotation comes up in late March.
Carrasco (hip) is expected to make his first start of spring training Tuesday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Carrasco threw a live batting practice session Friday, and he'll likely get into game action if he continues to recover smoothly. The right-hander was diagnosed with a right hip flexor strain early in spring training, but a return to game action would likely be a good sign regarding his availability for Opening Day.
Carrasco (hip) threw a live batting practice session Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Carrasco suffered a mild strain of his right hip flexor early in camp. The fact that he's throwing again just nine days later would seem to bode well for his readiness for Opening Day, though a clearer timeline may not emerge until he's back in game action.
Carrasco was diagnosed with a mild strain of his right hip flexor Friday.
The news brings with it a sigh of relief after Carrasco was seen walking with a crutch in the clubhouse Thursday. He's merely considered day-to-day and will seemingly have plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day with the injury happening so early in camp.
Carrasco experienced discomfort in his right leg during a workout Wednesday and is scheduled to undergo further testing and imaging Thursday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
The extent of Carrasco's injury won't be known until the Indians reveal the results of his MRI on Friday, but the fact that he was using a crutch to move about the clubhouse Thursday isn't the most reassuring sign. Carrasco was limited to just 80 innings in 2019 while he recovered from leukemia, but he entered spring training with no restrictions and was in line to slot back into the Tribe's rotation after finishing last season in a relief role. If Carrasco's leg injury proves significant, Cleveland could be without two of its top three starters for Opening Day, as Mike Clevinger (knee) appears likely to begin the season on the injured list.
Carrasco (6-7) picked up the win Sunday against the Phillies, allowing just one hit while striking out three batters across 2.2 scoreless innings.
Carrasco took over for starter Adam Plutko in the fifth inning with one out and runners at the corners and proceeded to get J.T. Realmuto to ground into an inning-ending double play to escape the frame with the game still knotted at one. The Indians scored three in the bottom of the inning and six more in the seventh as Carrasco cruised through the next two frames to pick up his sixth win of the season, and second since returning from the IL at the beginning of September. The right-hander appears to have found his footing after allowing at least one run in four of his first six appearances back; over his past three appearances, Carrasco has posted a 3:2 K:BB while allowing just one hit across five innings of relief.
Carrasco picked up the save after walking one over 1.1 scoreless innings Friday against the Phillies.
Carrasco was called upon with two outs in the eighth inning, and he managed to finish off the contest while allowing just one baserunner. The 32-year-old has now appeared in eight games since his return Sept. 1, and he's allowed three runs over 10 innings of relief work. Although Brad Hand was available Friday after battling a tired arm earlier in the week, the Indians elected to roll with Carrasco in a save situation.
Carrasco (5-7) walked two and struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief Wednesday to get credit for the win in a 4-3 victory over the Angels.
He took over for Adam Plutko with one out in the fifth inning and a 4-2 lead, and while Carrasco wasn't exactly sharp, he kept the Halos off the board to pick up his first win since coming off the injured list. With Brad Hand (arm) not 100 percent, there's a chance Carrasco could see some save opportunities, but his usage in this one suggests manager Terry Francona would prefer to deploy him for multi-inning stints earlier in games.
Carrasco (4-7) took the loss in relief Tuesday against the White Sox after giving up four runs on four hits in his lone inning of work.
Carrasco was summoned to protect a 5-2 lead in the eighth inning, seemingly signaling that manager Terry Francona views him as one of the top setup options in front of closer Brad Hand. The skipper could reconsider his usage of Carrasco in the future, however, as the right-hander has been hit hard in both of his first two outings since returning from the 60-day injured list Sunday. He's given up five runs and six hits in two innings out of the bullpen, with both James McCann and Eloy Jimenez tagging him for home runs Wednesday.
The Indians reinstated Carrasco (illness) from the 60-day injured list Sunday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
As expected, Carrasco will be reinstated to the active roster for the first time since early June after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. After responding well to treatment, Carrasco was cleared for a rehab assignment in August and was stellar over four relief appearances, tossing five scoreless frames and striking out eight. He didn't have enough time to build up for a starter's workload, but Carrasco should emerge as a useful late-inning weapon out of the Cleveland bullpen for the rest of the regular season and playoffs.
Manager Terry Francona said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Carrasco (illness) will be activated off the 60-day injured list Sunday.
Carrasco began a minor-league rehab assignment Aug. 19 and will make his final rehab appearance Thursday before rejoining the Indians when rosters expand. The 32-year-old has been sidelined for the last few months after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, but he's primed to return to the majors in a bullpen role after receiving the necessary treatment and working through his rehab program.
Carrasco (illness) will make another rehab appearance with Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Carrasco has made three rehab appearances with Columbus and Double-A Akron over the past week, allowing one run while racking up six strikeouts in 3.2 innings. Barring setbacks, it sounds like the right-hander is tracking towards joining the Indians' bullpen at the start of September.
Carrasco (illness) is schedule to throw around two innings in his next rehab appearance Sunday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Carrasco threw one inning and 1.2 innings, respectively, in his first and second rehab appearances, and it appears he will extend out even a little further his next time out. He will also see a bump in competition, as he will pitch for Triple-A Columbus on Sunday after beginning his rehab stint with Double-A Akron. It's not exactly clear how many more minor-league games Carrasco will appear in before he is deemed ready to return, but according to the report, "a couple more" are scheduled for next week. Carrasco is on track to return in a relief role, so it's possible he will be ready to resume pitching for the Indians if he makes it through the next week without issue.
Carrasco (illness) tossed a scoreless inning Monday in his rehab outing for Double-A Akron. He worked around a walk and struck out a batter in the 16-pitch appearance.
Carrasco's appearance was his first at any level since he was diagnosed in June with acute myeloid leukemia. The right-hander entered the contest for Akron in the sixth inning and will likely continue to work out of the bullpen throughout his rehab assignment, as the Indians intend to deploy him in relief once he's reinstated from the 60-day injured list. The expected move to relief lowers Carrasco's overall fantasy ceiling, but he showed Monday that he could become a useful late-inning weapon. According to Duane Cross of MiLB.com, Carrasco opened the outing with a 97 mile-per-hour fastball, which is almost three ticks better than his average offering as a starter this season (94.1, per Brooks Baseball).
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