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Carrasco sidelined with elbow contusion, House promoted

Carrasco sidelined with elbow contusion, House promoted
April 26, 2013
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The Cleveland Indians announced Friday morning that Triple-A Columbus right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco suffered a deep contusion to his right elbow and forearm after being hit with a line drive on Thursday night. He is listed as day to day.

Carrasco was in the midst of another very good outing for Columbus as he had thrown 4.2 shutout innings before the incident occurred, and in total has thrown 14.2 shutout innings in three appearances. While he is listed as day to day, he will probably miss some time in order to let the swelling go down and to ensure there is nothing else wrong. If he is out a few weeks and not throwing, it will probably also mean that he will need to do some sort of throwing program to get back into game shape.  In any case, the Indians dodged a major bullet with this incident as the scene described by those in attendance was pretty scary.

With Columbus in need of a starter, the Indians gave a well deserved promotion to Double-A Akron left-hander T.J. House and sent him to Columbus. In four starts with Akron, he went 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA, and in 22.1 innings allowed 20 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks, and had 27 strikeouts.

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User Comments

April 28, 2013 - 11:40 AM EDT
With the Indians luck, I thought for certain his elbow would be fractured. Thankfully it appears that he will pitch again and be a starting option for the big league club.
April 26, 2013 - 6:20 PM EDT
Sounds like it's not career-threatening, which is a huge relief.

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