The Cleveland Indians have designated 26-year old righty starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco for assignment. Carrasco pitched in 6 games (all starts) for the Indians this year and he was 0-4 with a 9.10 ERA and a 2.09 WHIP. Carrasco has given up 47 hits and 13 walks while whiffing on 15 batters in 28 2/3 innings despite having an incredibly strong right arm. Carrasco pitched in 39 games (all starts) in his four years with the Indians and he was 10-19 with a 5.47 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. Carrasco was the “key” to the Cliff Lee deal with the Phillies a few years ago, but the Tribe only has Lou Marson left to show for that disaster of a deal. The Indians will likely try to deal Carrasco, as I don’t see him getting through waivers due to his good “stuff” and his age. That being said, this isn’t much of a loss for the Tribe, because Carrasco wasn’t able to harness his impressive stuff in Cleveland.
UPDATE: (7/10/2013) – Carlos Carrasco has been sent to AAA by the Indians.