The Indians have been hit with injury after injury and setback after setback this season and today is unfortunately no different.
The Indians already have had to do without Corey Kluber (broken arm) and Mike Clevinger (back) for a while and had to endure Francisco Lindor being out for a while to start the season as well. The team’s performance on the field has suffered as the Indians currently sit at .500 and are already 10.5 games behind the Twins in the division after being prohibitive favorites to win the AL Central this season to start the year.
Now, they will be without one of their better, formerly still healthy arms.
Indians have placed Carlos Carrasco on the Injured List with a non-baseball, medical condition. Club says Carrasco has been diagnosed with a blood condition after feeling lethargic for several weeks. Carrasco is stepping away from baseball activities to explore treatment options.— Ryan Lewis (@ByRyanLewis) June 5, 2019
One has to feel for Carlos Carrasco as he already had to overcome a Tommy John surgery, getting hit by two line drives, and a heart condition in his career already. Now, after dealing with some fatigue/lethargy over the last few weeks, he has to deal with a blood condition which honestly sounds scary on the face of it. It isn’t known what heart condition he is dealing with, but based on the tone of the reporting surrounding it...it doesn’t sound like he will be back any time soon.
In 12 appearances in 2019 (all starts), Carrasco has posted a 4.98 ERA and struck out 79 batters in 65 innings.