By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco on the 10-day disabled list. He is bothered by a right elbow contusion.
He left Saturday’s start when he was drilled by a pitch against the Minnesota Twins. The team is calling it a contusion after their initial diagnosis.
Carrasco’s X-Rays came back negative. Yet, despite a negative X-Rays, it is unclear how much time he will need to miss after this injury.
The 31-year-old is 8-5 on the season. He has a 4.24 ERA with 96 strikeouts and 22 walks over 91 1/3 innings.
He received the loss on Saturday after allowing four runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings. This was his worst start since he allowed six runs over 3 2/3 innings on June 1st, also against the Twins.
In a corresponding move, the Indians have recalled right-handed pitcher Shane Bieber from Triple-A Columbus. He is slated to start on Sunday against the Twins.
Bieber previously made his MLB debut on May 31st against the Twins. In that game, he allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Carrasco was injured in the second inning when he was hit by Joe Mauer. He immediately went down and grabbed his injured arm, before being checked out by the medical staff.
“I thought it might have hit him in the face,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “There was a little bit of a sense of relief, but it caught it right kind of on that funny bone.”
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