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Carlos Carrasco placed on disabled list with right elbow inflammation

Aug 8, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

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The Indians just announced that they have placed Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Carrasco was handed a six-game suspension last week for throwing at the head of Royals’ DH Billy Butler on July 29, but he didn’t begin serving the suspension until after his start last Wednesday against the Red Sox. However, because he was placed on the disabled list retroactive to August 4, he will be required to serve the entire suspension upon activation.

Carrasco, 24, has a 4.55 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 85/40 K/BB ratio over 21 starts this season. He was previously placed on the disabled list at the end of April with the very same injury.

David Huff, who was sent down to the minors to make room for the newly-acquired Ubaldo Jimenez in the starting rotation, will likely take his place Saturday against the Twins.

  1. RK - Aug 9, 2011 at 6:55 AM

    I know this kid needs a break to get his head (err… arm) straight. But why not let him serve the suspension and see where he’s at after the six games?

  2. irishbuckeye - Aug 9, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Placed him on the DL bc they needed to create a roster spot for Hannahan and didn’t want to send a hot bat (Duncan) down when they knew they wouldn’t need Carrasco for this series. Also, they basically seem like they’ve decided on Huff for the 5 spot for the near future and wouldn’t need him until the Twins series.

    • RK - Aug 9, 2011 at 12:34 PM

      That makes sense, thanks for the info.

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