After scratching him from his scheduled start on Wednesday, the Cleveland Indians have placed Carlos Carrasco on the 10-day Injured List.
“Carlos was recently diagnosed with a blood condition following several weeks of feeling lethargic,” the team revealed in a statement released the same day. “While in the information-gathering stage, Carlos is stepping away from baseball activities to explore the optimal treatment and recovery options, the details of which will be conveyed at Carlos and his family’s discretion. We do not know when Carlos will rejoin the club but expect him back at some point this season.”
“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 his challenging time.”
In 12 starts this season, Carrasco posted a 4-6 record along with a 4.98 ERA and 79 strikeouts. The 32-year old left-hander signed a four-year deal worth $47 million last December.
In corresponding moves, the Indians optioned outfielder Greg Allen to Triple-A Columbus and recalled Jon Edwards and Nick Goody, both right-handers, from Triple-A.
Cleveland currently trails the division-leading Atlanta Braves by 10.5 games. The loss of Carrasco certainly does not make the road to the top of the American League East any easier.
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