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Carlos Carrasco (baseball)

Carlos Carrasco
Carrasco with the Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians – No. 59
Born: (1987-03-21) March 21, 1987 (age 28)
Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 2009 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
(through April 30, 2015)
Win–loss record 21–28
Earned run average 4.31
Strikeouts 327
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Carlos Luis Carrasco (born March 21, 1987) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball.


Philadelphia Phillies

Carrasco was signed as an undrafted free agent on November 25,

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  3. REDIRECT Template:Baseball year between the Single-A Clearwater Threshers and the Double-A Reading Phillies. Carrasco compiled a 2.84 ERA in 69.2 innings pitched at Clearwater and a 4.86 ERA in 70.1 innings pitched with Reading. Carrasco threw his first no-hitter on August 21, 2007. He was on the World roster of the 2006,[1] 2007,[2] and 2008[3] All-Star Futures Games.

Entering the 2007 season, Carrasco was ranked as the top prospect in the Phillies organization[4] and the 41st-best prospect in baseball.[5] He was still ranked as the top prospect in the Phillies system entering 2008,[6] and was listed as having the organization's best fastball and changeup.

Cleveland Indians

On July 29, 2009 the Phillies traded Carrasco, along with Jason Donald, Lou Marson, and Jason Knapp to the Cleveland Indians for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco.[7]

On July 29, 2011, Carrasco was ejected from the game after throwing a pitch over the head of Kansas City Royals' designated hitter Billy Butler right after allowing outfielder Melky Cabrera the Royals' first grand slam of the season. During September 2011, Carrasco underwent Tommy John surgery and was eventually eliminated for the entire 2012 season.

On April 9, 2013, Carrasco made his first start since his Tommy John surgery and suspension. His season began with a rather poor outing against the New York Yankees during which he surrendered seven runs in 323 innings and hit batter Kevin Youkilis resulting in his ejection by home plate umpire Jordan Baker. This was Carrasco's first start since August 2011 after having Tommy John surgery.[8] On April 10, 2013, Carrasco was optioned to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, and eventually suspended 8 games for hitting Youkilis.[9] He was recalled to the majors on June 8, and then sent back down to Triple-A on June 24. He was recalled on July 6, and then designated for assignment on July 7.[10] He was then optioned to Columbus on July 9.

On April 7, 2015, Carrasco signed a 4-year extension worth $22 million that also includes club options for 2019 and 2020.[11] During a game against the Chicago White Sox on April 14, 2015, Carrasco was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Melky Cabrera. He left the game as he was carted off on a motor stretcher.[12][13] Carrasco had a bruise on his jaw while X-rays were negative.[14]


  1. ^ "2006 Futures Game Rosters". Baseball America. 2006-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Futures Game World Roster". Baseball America. 2007-07-03. 
  3. ^ "World Futures Game Roster". "Baseball America". 2008-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Top 10 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies". Baseball America. 2007-01-10. 
  5. ^ "2007 Top 100 Prospects". Baseball America. 2007-02-28. 
  6. ^ "Top 10 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies". Baseball America. 2007-11-13. 
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  8. ^ Bastian, Jordan (9 April 2013). "After homer, Indians starter Carlos Carrasco ejected for plunking Kevin Youkilis". News. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Indians manager Terry Francona hoping RHP Carrasco's avoids suspension after hitting Youkilis". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Emery, Mark (July 7, 2013). "Indians designate Carrasco, promote Guilmet". Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ Miesel, Zack. "Carrasco signs 4-year extension worth $22 million feat. club options for 2019 and 2020.". Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  12. ^ Associated Press (April 14, 2015). "Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco hit in face with liner". USA TODAY. Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ Hoynes, Paul. "Carrasco struck by line drive, leaves game.". Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  14. ^ Sargent, Scott. "Carrasco treated for bruised jaw, X-rays negative.". ABC News. Retrieved April 15, 2015. 

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