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Carrasco injured and taken to hospital

Carrasco injured and taken to hospital
April 25, 2013
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Triple-A Columbus right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco was struck on his right elbow by a line drive off the bat of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre second baseman Corban Joseph and was removed from the game in the fifth inning of action on Thursday night.

Media personnel at the game said that Carrasco was in considerable pain and that the incident was very scary. He has been taken to an area hospital for further evaluation, likely to get x-rays on his arm/elbow.

Prior to the injury, Carrasco had thrown 4.2 shutout innings and allowed five hits and one walk while striking out four batters. He threw 65 pitches, 43 of them for strikes, and ran his shutout streak to 14.2 innings at Columbus this season.

The Indians may have lost another pitcher in the game as left-hander Giovanni Soto reliever Carrasco, but just two-thirds of an inning and 14 pitches later, he had to be removed from the game. Apparently, manager Chris Tremiesaw something he did not like and he and the training staff visited the mound and after a discussion Soto was removed from the game. It is not yet known if he suffered an injury, and if so, what exactly happened.

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User Comments

April 26, 2013 - 11:28 AM EDT
Why did this happen now to Carrasco? I like Clayman's reference to the karma train. In the words of Tom Petty :
"It's just one of those things
That you can never explain
Like when an angel cries
Like a runaway train"
There's a lot of cosmic reckoning that happens on this planet both in the rocks and boulders and in the souls, and the game of baseball is a delicious little microcosm of it all. Hopefully Carlos comes back clean and strong....
April 26, 2013 - 8:57 AM EDT
Some good news....Soto just has some muscle stiffness in his back and was taken out for precautionary reasons. Nothing on Carrasco yet.....though believe Indians will formally announce something at some point late morning or early afternoon. If I hear anything before then I will post.
April 26, 2013 - 3:03 AM EDT
uuuuugggggghhhhh.... i cannot believe i am reading this. please keep us posted as best you can, tony... god, what a shame...
April 25, 2013 - 11:50 PM EDT
I've heard some pretty gruesome reports. Some saying it is the worst non-head injury on the mound they have ever seen. I am hopeful that this is all just a big injury scare. He threw a 96 MPH fastball that came right back at him and got him squarely on the elbow....and heard it bent back awkwardly. Might be a dislocation, fracture since his arm was dangling badly after. Or, it could (hopefully) be nothing. Let's hope for the best.
April 25, 2013 - 11:47 PM EDT
You have got to be kidding me.
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