Carrasco with the Cleveland Indians
|Cleveland Indians – No. 59|
|Born: March 21, 1987|
|September 1, 2009, for the Cleveland Indians|
|MLB statistics |
(through May 30, 2019)
|Earned run average||3.78|
|Career highlights and awards|
Carrasco was signed as an undrafted free agent on November 25, 2003, by the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2006, Carrasco spent the entire season at the Single-A level with the Lakewood BlueClaws, compiling a 2.26 ERA in 159 1⁄3 innings pitched. He split time in 2007 between the Single-A Clearwater Threshers and the Double-A Reading Phillies. Carrasco compiled a 2.84 ERA in 69 2⁄3 innings pitched at Clearwater and a 4.86 ERA in 70 1⁄3 innings pitched with Reading. Carrasco threw his first no-hitter on August 21, 2007. He was on the World roster of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 All-Star Futures Games.
Entering the 2007 season, Carrasco was ranked as the top prospect in the Phillies organization and the 41st-best prospect in baseball. He was still ranked as the top prospect in the Phillies system entering 2008, and was listed as having the organization's best fastball and changeup.
Carrasco made five starts with the Indians, resulting in an 0–4 record with 8.87 ERA.
During the 2010 season, Carrasco had a 2–2 record and 3.83 ERA in seven starts for Cleveland.
On July 29, 2011, Carrasco was ejected from the game after throwing a pitch over the head of Kansas City Royals' designated hitter Billy Butler, right after allowing outfielder Melky Cabrera the Royals' first grand slam of the season. Carrasco made 21 starts for Cleveland, pitching to an 8–9 record with 4.62 ERA and striking out 86 batters in 124 2⁄3 innings. In September 2011, Carrasco underwent Tommy John surgery and eventually missed the entire 2012 season as a result.
On April 9, 2013, Carrasco made his first start since his Tommy John surgery and suspension. His season began with a rather poor outing against the New York Yankees during which he surrendered seven runs in 3 2⁄3 innings and hit batter Kevin Youkilis resulting in his ejection by home plate umpire Jordan Baker. On April 10, 2013, Carrasco was optioned to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, and eventually suspended eight games for hitting Youkilis. He was recalled to the majors on June 8, and then sent back down to Triple-A on June 24. He was recalled on July 6, and then designated for assignment on July 7. He was then optioned to Columbus on July 9. Carrasco's record for the 2013 season with Cleveland was 1–4 with a 6.75 ERA.
For the 2014 season, Carrasco appeared in 40 games for Cleveland (14 starts) and had an 8–7 record with 2.55 ERA while striking out 140 batters in 134 innings.
On April 7, 2015, Carrasco signed a 4-year extension worth $22 million that also includes club options for 2019 and 2020. During a game against the Chicago White Sox on April 14, Carrasco was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Melky Cabrera. He left the game as he was carted off on a motor stretcher. Carrasco had a bruise on his jaw while X-rays were negative. On July 1, Carrasco took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, only to surrender a two-out, two-strike single to Joey Butler before retiring the side. It would have been the first no-hitter by an Indians pitcher since Len Barker's perfect game on May 15, 1981. On July 19, Carrasco hit the first single of his major league career against the Cincinnati Reds' Johnny Cueto in the top of the second inning. Carrasco went six innings giving up four hits and one earned run with a no decision. In 30 starts during the 2015 season, Carrasco compiled a 14–12 record with a 3.63 ERA, and struck out 216 batters in 183 2⁄3 innings.
Carrasco made two trips to the disabled list in 2016, the second of which resulted from a line drive to his right hand on September 17 that fractured the fifth metacarpal bone. This injury forced Carrasco to miss the entire postseason. Carrasco finished the 2016 season with an 11–8 record and 3.32 ERA in 25 starts, recording 150 strikeouts in 146 1⁄3 innings.
In the fifth inning of a July 7, 2017, game against the Detroit Tigers, Carrasco pitched an immaculate inning, striking out the side on the minimum nine pitches. He became only the second pitcher in Indians history to do so, following Justin Masterson in 2014, and the 84th in Major League history. Carrasco struck out 14 Minnesota Twins batters on September 28, in a 5–2 game to give Cleveland their 100th win of the season. For the 2017 season, Carrasco was 18–6 with a 3.29 ERA, striking out 226 in 200 innings.
During 2018, Carrasco struck out 231 batters in 192 innings, pitching to a record of 17–10 with a 3.38 ERA. On December 6, 2018, Carrasco signed a contract extension through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 season.
On June 5, 2019, Carrasco was placed on the 10-day injured list, with the team stating that he had been "diagnosed with a blood condition." He subsequently spent the remainder of June on the injured list.
Carrasco shared in a Players' Tribune article some rather unusual experiences his early time in the United States. In his first spring training, he ate Domino's Pizza every day for 90 consecutive days, because "it was the only thing I knew how to order." He was awarded one month of free pizza for being their "best customer." He added, he did little outside of baseball in his first few years in the U.S., including not speaking with his teammates. "Not because I didn’t want to, but because I didn’t know how." After being traded to the Indians, he dedicated his efforts to learning English. In August 2016, he became a US citizen.
Carrasco married Karelis Carrasco. They have five children.
Carlos Carrasco may refer to:
Carlos Carrasco (actor) (born 1948), American actor
Carlos Carrasco (baseball) (born 1987), Venezuelan baseball pitcher
Carlos Carrasco (footballer) (born 1993), Spanish footballerCarrasco (surname)
Carrasco is a Spanish, Portuguese and Galician surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Ada Carrasco (1912–1994), Mexican actress
Angela Carrasco (born 1954), Dominican singer
Berna Carrasco Araya (1914–2013), Chilean chess master
Carlos Carrasco (actor) (born 1948), Panamanian-American actor
Carlos Carrasco (baseball) (born 1987) American baseball player
D. J. Carrasco (born 1977), American baseball player
David Carrasco (born 1949), American scholar of Mesoamerican religion
Eduardo Carrasco (born 1940), Chilean musician and professor of philosophy
Eduardo Carrasco (footballer) (born 1972), Swiss footballer
Erik Carrasco (born 1983), Chilean basketball player
Felix Carrasco (born 1955), Mexican-Austrian conductor
Francisco Antonio García Carrasco Díaz (1742–1813), Spanish soldier and Royal Governor of Chile
Francisco José Carrasco (born 1959), Spanish footballer
Héctor Carrasco (born 1969), American baseball player
Hernán Carrasco Vivanco (born 1928), Chilean football manager
Isabel Carrasco (1955-2014), Spanish politician
Isaías Carrasco (1964–2008), Spanish Basque politician murdered by ETA
Joe Carrasco, Tex-Mex "new wave" musician
Jorge Carrasco (born 1982), Chilean footballer
José Carrasco (disambiguation) (multiple people)
Juan Carrasco (disambiguation) (multiple people)
Luis Carrasco (skeleton) (born 1963), Mexican skeleton racer
Manuel Carrasco (born 1981), Spanish singer
María Carrasco (born 1995), Spanish singer
Maruja Carrasco (1944–2018), Spanish botanist
Nancy Carrasco, Mexican physician, molecular biochemistry
Nicolás Rodríguez Carrasco (1890–1940), Mexican politician and general
Pancha Carrasco (1816–1890), a Costa Rican medic and national heroine
Pedro Carrasco (1943–2001), Spanish professional boxer
Raimon Carrasco (born 1924), Spanish Catalan businessman, former president of FC Barcelona
Ricardo Carrasco (born 1965), Chilean photographer
Rocío Carrasco (born 1977), Spanish television presenter and businesswoman
Servando Carrasco (born 1988), American soccer player
Yannick Carrasco (born 1993), Belgian footballerFictional characters:
Dr. Sanson Carrasco, character in a play within Man of La Mancha
Juan Carrasc, character in the 1964 film The Outrage
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