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Carlos Carrasco suspended eight games

MLB has suspended Indians RHP Carlos Carrasco eight games for intentially hitting Yankees infielder Kevin Youkilis.

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Cleveland Indians right-handed starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for intentionally throwing at and hitting New York Yankees corner infielder Kevin Youkilis, the league has announced.

The incident occurred Tuesday during a game at Progressive Field. Along with his eight-game suspension, Carrasco has been fined an undisclosed amount by MLB.

Following the intentional beaning, the Indians sent Carrasco down to the minors. For this reason, he'll have to wait to begin serving his suspension until he returns to the majors. His 2013 regular season debut was delayed because of a previous suspension for intentionally hitting a different batter.

Carrasco came up as a top prospect in the Philadelphia Phillies system, and he was acquired by the Indians in the Cliff Lee trade. The 26-year-old owns a career ERA of 5.16 over parts of four seasons in the majors. He was rocked in his one and only big league appearance of this season, surrendering seven runs on seven hits with two walks over 3 2/3 innings.

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