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Indians send Carlos Carrasco to Triple-A

Apr 10, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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Rather than waiting around to see if Carlos Carrasco gets suspended again for plunking Kevin Youkilis last night the Indians have decided to demote the right-hander to Triple-A.

That means Carrasco’s comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery–which was delayed six games by a suspension left over from 2011–lasted all of one start and 3.2 bad innings. He’ll no doubt be back in Cleveland at some point this season, but may have to sit out some more games depending on whether MLB buys his apology/insistence that it was accidental.

Carrasco got knocked around by the Yankees, but his average fastball clocked in at 94 miles per hour and that’s actually better than his pre-surgery velocity of 92 mph.

  1. weareallkipnises - Apr 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    He just needs to be cut. No way was that unintentional. His poorly acted “slip” after he threw the pitch was dead giveaway.

    • Kevin Gillman - Apr 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      I think cutting him would be a stupid thing to do. Carrasco can throw, he just has to grow up. Hopefully, this is a wake up session for him. He can also rebuild strength and stanima, since he wasn’t supposed to pitch in Cleveland to begin with. Keep Corey Kluber up here until Scott Kazmir is ready, because the rotation needs stability right now.

  2. rbj1 - Apr 10, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Trade him to Houston or Miami. Or is that too cruel?

    • Kevin S. - Apr 10, 2013 at 7:04 PM

      He’s already been demoted to AAA. Does he really need to be knocked down another peg?

  3. wlouden77 - Apr 10, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    carrasco, stubbs, huff, myers and cord phelps to miami for noalasco and giancarlo stanton.. miami might be stupid enough to take that deal :)

  4. badintent - Apr 11, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    Send him to Extreme Lockout for some shower abuse

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