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Carloses Santana, Carrasco to have surgery tomorrow; out for the year

Aug 5, 2010, 6:20 PM EST

UPDATE: This is what happens when you get your news from Twitter. A correction to the record has been made: it’s Carlos Santana alone getting knee surgery. Carrasco is safe and sound here in Columbus, where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.

Not a good day to be a Carlos in Cleveland, as the Indians announced that both Carlos Santana and Carlos Carrasco are going to have season-ending knee surgery tomorrow.

I guess the Indians calling Santana’s injury a “sprained knee” the other day was an exercise in optimism. Though, of course, anyone who saw the injury the other day couldn’t help but think that we weren’t going to be seeing anymore of Santana this season.

Santana will be on a 4-6 month rehabilitation. That would put him in line to be ready for the start of spring training, assuming no bumps in the road. The Indians have to hope so. His .260/.401/.467 debut showed that Santan can be an anchor for this team for years to come.

Carrasco’s situation is just as dire. Carrasco is a pitching prospect who has bounced back and forth between Cleveland and Columbus this season.

  1. Ralph - Aug 5, 2010 at 7:11 PM

    Definitely not a good situation for these two guys, but hopefully they’ll be able to get a group rate on their surgeries.

  2. JBerardi - Aug 5, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    Did we ever get any definitive word on Santana’s injury? What exactly are they performing surgery on?

  3. JBerardi - Aug 5, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Nevermind, it’s in the linked report. He’s having surgery on his LCL; ACL and PCL are thought to be ok. Good news, considering.

  4. Al - Aug 5, 2010 at 8:19 PM

    You know, when I saw Hoynsie’s tweet about Carrasco, I assumed it was just a typo and he meant Santana. I’ve seen no other reports regarding Carrasco aside from that tweet, so I’m a bit skeptical.

  5. Al - Aug 5, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    Additionally, Carrasco is still listed as active on the Columbus Clippers website.

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