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Wednesday
Apr152015

Indians P Carlos Carrasco Hit In Face By Line Drive

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was treated at a hospital for a bruised jaw after he was carted off the field in the top of the first inning of Tuesday night's 4-1 loss, when Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera hit a line drive back to the mound, connecting with the pitcher's face.

Carrasco was flattened by the sharp liner that appeared to glance off his glove and right hand before smacking him on the right side of the face. The right-hander fell to the ground in front of the mound as manager Terry Francona and a trainer quickly raced out to check on him.

Following the game, Francona said X-rays and a CT scan on Carrasco were negative and that he only suffered a bad bruise. Carrasco felt good enough to return to Progressive Field before the game ended. He'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday.


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Tuesday
Apr072015

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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Sunday
Apr052015

Indians Agree to Contract Extension with Pitcher Carlos Carrasco

iStockphoto/Thnkstock(NEW YORK) -- First, the Cleveland Indians locked up ace Cory Kluber, and now they've given their number-two starter an extension as they've agreed on a deal with Carlos Carrasco.

Carrasco's new deal will pay him through the 2018 season while also including club options for the 2019 and 2020 season.

This is quite the career turnaround for Carrasco, who at one point was an after-thought for the team. He was a highly regarded pitching prospect during his time with the Philadelphia Phillies, and was the centerpiece in the deal sending Cliff Lee to Philadelphia in July 2009.

Toiling back and forth from the rotation and bullpen, Carrasco seemed to figure things out last season as he went 8-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 14 starts and 26 appearances out of the bullpen.

In a 10-start stretch for the Indians from August-September, he went 5-3 with a 1.30 ERA along with 90 strikeouts in 69.0 innings.


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