May 10, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT
The surprising Indians are just about to get a nice boost for their starting rotation.
Indians manager Manny Acta said Carrasco is “good to go” and has “no restrictions” following his recent stint on the disabled list due to right elbow inflammation. The 24-year-old right-hander was allowed three runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings Friday during a rehab start with Double-A Akron, but the Indians are clearly more focused on his health than the results.
Carrasco, who was acquired from the Phillies in the Cliff Lee deal back in 2009, has a 4.97 ERA and 18/10 K/BB ratio over his first five starts this season.
While some believe they are doing it with mirrors, the Indians haven’t missed Carrasco very much. Entering play Tuesday, their starters currently rank third in the American League with a 3.29 ERA.
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