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Carlos Carrasco Out For Season

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Carlos Carrasco

Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco to miss remainder of season after being struck with line drive

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco will miss the rest of the 2016 season with a fracture in his right pinkie finger. The injury occurred when Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler lined a ball that struck Carrasco on just the second pitch of Saturday’s game.

Carrasco was having a good season this year and is a big part of the Indians success thus far. He was 11-8 with a 3.32 ERA in 24 starts this season.

This is not Carrasco’s first injury this season. He missed about six weeks with a strained left hamstring but eventually returned to the rotation. Carrasco will join fellow starter Danny Salazar on the season-ending DL as Salazar is dealing with a strained forearm.

Jeff Manship took over for Carrasco on Saturday as the Indians used an MLB record 9 pitchers in a shutout of nine or more innings since at least 1913.

Manager Terry Francona had this to say about Saturday’s game:

“Right when it happened, I called (bullpen coach Jason Bere) down there and said, tell them to put their seat belts on. Because they’re all going to pitch, and we’re going to win….”

On Saturday, it was also announced that catcher Yan Gomes will likely miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist. Gomes has had a season full of injuries. He suffered this latest one during a rehab game in Double-A Akron.

The Indians are really going to miss Carrasco this postseason. With him and Salazar out of the rotation, the Indians become a whole lot more beatable. Hopefully they can both fully recover and have successful 2017 campaigns.