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Indians & Carrasco Agree to 4-Year Contract

Getty Image(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Indians and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco agreed to a four-year contract, the club announced on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The contract also includes club options for 2019 and 2020.

Carrasco originally signed as an amateur free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2003. He was traded to the Indians in 2009 along with pitcher Jason Knapp, infielder Jason Donald and catcher Lou Marson for outfielder Ben Francisco and pitcher Cliff Lee.

In five seasons with Cleveland, Carrasco has compiled a record of 19-26 along with a 4.30 ERA. Last season, he went 8-7 with a 2.55 ERA. The right-hander struck out 140 batters in 134 innings of work.

Carrasco and the Indians agreed to a one-year deal in January worth $2,337,500.

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