Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:01:29 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco will be available out of the bullpen for several days because his next scheduled start won't be until Saturday, April 19, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:51:54 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco has won the final spot in the team's starting rotation over SP Josh Tomlin. Carrasco will make his first start of the year April 5 against the Minnesota Twins. The team wants Tomlin to have consistent work in the minors as he recovers from elbow reconstruction.
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco was derailed by Tommy John in 2011, but he's far enough removed from the major surgery in order to make some waves, especially now that he's locked up a rotation post. His velocity is no longer in question, and he is enough of a ground-ball pitcher to intrigue some folks as an early waiver-wire target.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:23:26 -0700
The Cleveland Indians optioned SP Trevor Bauer and RP C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus Monday, March 24, meaning SPs Carlos Carrasco and Josh Tomlin will battle for the final rotation spot. RPs Scott Atchison and Blake Wood are fighting for the final bullpen job. 3B Lonnie Chisenhall was told he will make the active roster, as well. The Indians also re-assigned 1Bs Bryan LaHair and David Cooper and C Luke Carlin.
Fantasy Tip: Bauer can be dumped in standard mixed leagues now, but keep him on your radar. There's a chance he'll be back up soon if a rotation spot opens up.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:23:46 -0700
Cleveland Indians SPs Carlos Carrasco, Josh Tomlin, Aaron Harang and Trevor Bauer remain in camp as candidates for the fifth starter job. General manager Chris Antonetti said Saturday, March 22, that he will meet with the coaching staff and front office Sunday, March 23, to continue discussions on that role.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:22:10 -0700
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano joins RPs John Axford, Cody Allen, Bryan Shaw, Marc Rzepczynski and Josh Outman as pitchers who have secured jobs in the bullpen for manager Terry Francona. That leaves Ps Scott Atchison, C.C. Lee, Blake Wood, Carlos Carrasco and Josh Tomlin still in camp as possibilities for one or two jobs available.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:45:43 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco admitted that he was more comfortable pitching out of the bullpen last year. However, he still wants to continue as a starting pitcher.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:51:57 -0700
The Cleveland Indians plan on keeping SP Carlos Carrasco on the opening day roster as either a starting pitcher or reliever. He's out of minor league options.
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco might make more sense filling out the bullpen at this point. He's not a bad target in AL-only leagues, however, since he'd likely be one of the first options should a rotation spot open up.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:25:30 -0800
Cleveland Indians SPs Trevor Bauer, Josh Tomlin, Carlos Carrasco and Aaron Harang have all pitched well so far this spring and are making the competition for the final two rotation spots, depending on what happens with SP Danny Salazar, an interesting decision. Bauer is showing more control and is throwing harder than he did last spring.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:15:28 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco noticed his lead arm was slipping lower in his delivery Thursday, Feb. 27, and he made the in-game adjustment to fix it. "The problem in the past is I never thought about making an adjustment," Carrasco said. "I just threw the ball. But yesterday, I felt a big difference. That's the kind of mentality that I've worked on in the offseason."
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:23:36 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco is competing with Ps Trevor Bauer, Aaron Harang and Josh Tomlin for the fifth spot in the rotation. SP Shaun Marcum (shoulder) also might join the battle when healthy. General manager Chris Antonetti said Carrasco is already on the club, whether it's in the bullpen or in the rotation, hoping that will relax the pitcher who is out of options. "He felt like he was pitching for his major league life," manager Terry Francona said of Carrasco before. "He knew there a chance he'd go to Triple-A." Carrasco has made some adjustments to his delivery to give him more deception.
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco has a live arm, and could be a boon to fantasy owners in the strikeouts department if he could win a job, pitch effectively and stay healthy. All of those things have been a problem in parts of five seasons in the majors to this point.