If you have watched the last few starts made by Carlos Carrasco, you have to be asking if something is wrong with him. The answer is yes.
Indians starter Carrasco diagnosed with blood condition https://t.co/58qL4XChrP
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) June 5, 2019
The Cleveland Indians veteran starting pitcher will miss his scheduled start Wednesday night against the division leading Minnesota Twins. Carrasco has been placed on the 10-day injured list with what is being called a non baseball medical condition by the club.
We have placed RHP Carlos Carrasco on the Injured List due to a non-baseball, medical condition.
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) June 5, 2019
Carrasco is reportedly dealing with a blood condition. It has lead him to being lethargic over the last couple of weeks. There is also no timetable for Carrasco’s return.
The Indians released the following statement in regards to Carrasco’s health.
“At this time, our primary concern is Carlos’ health and we will respect his wishes to keep this a private matter. We ask everyone to keep Carlos and his family in their thoughts during this challenging time.”
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— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) June 5, 2019
The Indians will use the bullpen game plan that the Tampa Bay Rays have used since last season to get through Wednesday night’s game against the Twins, weather permitting.
Veteran right hand reliever Tyler Clippard will be the starting pitcher. The Indians called up a pair of relievers from AAA Columbus, Nick Goody and Jon Edwards. Outfielder Greg Allen was optioned back to Columbus to open up the second roster spot.
Cleveland is currently ten and half games behind Minnesota for first place in the American League Central Division. The Indians are just one game out of the second wildcard spot.
The Indians startied the season with one of best starting rotations in Major League Baseball. With the news on Carrasco, Cleveland is currently missing their number one, number three and number four starting pitchers. In addition to Carrasco, Corey Kluber and Mike Clevinger are on the injured list.