The 2018 offseason for the Cleveland Indians has not been one to get excited about. Thursday’s the tribe changed that with the contract extension for starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco.
The 31-year old right hander is now signed through the 2022 season. Carrasco also has a club option for the 2023 season.
The Indians already picked up Carrasco’s option for next season worth $9.75 million. The new deal means Carrasco gets his $10.25 million option picked up for the 2020 season. Carlos will also make $12 million in 2021 and 2022. If the Indians decide not to use the club option on Carrasco in 2023, he will receive $3 million as a buyout.
“What this does is provide us additional continuity in the rotation beyond 2020,” team president Chris Antonetti said. “We effectively left this year  alone, exercised the option for 2020 and added two new years beyond that. It’s a continued investment by ownership in our team and the desire to remain a very competitive team moving forward.”
Carrasco went 17-10 with a 3.38 earned run average in 2018. He struck out a team best 231 batters in 192 innings pitched.