SUNDAY: The Indians issued an update on Carrasco on Sunday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic tweets. “Last month, Carlos Carrasco was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a treatable form. He has been cleared to resume strength and conditioning workouts and throwing activity. No timetable for a return.”
SATURDAY: Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with leukemia, he told Dominican news channel CDN 37. Carrasco has been treated, and he has it under control to the point where he hopes to return to pitch again this season, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (via Twitter).
The Indians certainly will take their time with Carrasco, though this newest diagnoses sheds some light on what has been a difficult season for Carrasco. Previous indications were that Carrasco was suffering from a blood condition that, at the very least, prompted lethargy and the pursuit of treatment.
The Indians placed him on the injured list on June 5 after seeing their longtime co-ace pitch to a 4-6 record with an uncharacteristic 4.98 ERA (4.13 FIP). Carrasco has long been underrated while pitching in the shadow of star righty Corey Kluber and the outspoken Trevor Bauer, but even in an off-year with significantly mitigating factors, Carrasco put together 65 innings of palatable baseball.
The team has shown up in full support of Carrasco as he recovers. Per Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal, Carrasco was present on June 4 for a team meeting wherein they discussed the situation. This team meeting was not about baseball, but about supporting Carrasco as he undergoes recovery.
Feel better Carlos
dimitrios in la
Your black emperor
Don’t get it
it’s a killer band reference.
Thoughts & Prayers, Carlos
Terrible news, though I guess not shocking.
It’s good to hear treatment is going well and he expects to be healthy enough to play soon
Omg, shocking news, I’m so upset, it really gets to me. Hopefully a great outcome. Sending my prayers to him, and anyone in a time of illness, sadness and pain. God bless them all
Get well soon, Carrasco
Feel better soon. I pray for you and your family.
Feel better soon. You and your family are in my prayers.
God bless from the Phillies family
Best of luck Carrasco!
Sad news. Wishing the best for him
Get better,’Los. F@%$ Cancer.
Well shit! Get well soon mate. Baseball will be here when you’re ready
Bummer to hear. Let’s hope he comes back strong and kicks cancer and the Twins ass
Prayers go out to Carlos Carrasco, his family, and to his Indian family. Get well soon, Carlos!
Good luck Cookie, I’m sure you’ll dig in and strike this out too.
dimitrios in la
Life is precious, and sometimes fragile. Best wishes to Carlos on his recovery.
I pray for a speedy recovery Carlos
Knew that was coming when they put him on the DL (I refuse to call it the Injured List to appease offended millennials) with a “blood condition”. Leukemia was the only thing it was ever going to be.
I’m not a Tribe fan, but I hope he beats it and comes back to be the ace he was.
Bucco fan here. Carlos, I am not familiar with you but unfortunately am with this disease. I hope that you put it “in the books.” Good luck!
ARFTJ, I could be wrong but I believe MLB and not “offended millennials” changed it to IL. Again, I could be wrong. I’m old. You do make me laugh though and for that I thank you.
Do you want a pat on the back? Or some other kind of validation? Let us know.
Get well soon, it sounds like they caught it early and the treatment was successful. That’s fantastic!
I thought the information released previously about a “blood condition” seemed ominous but this is great news, considering he’s expected to pitch again this season. I understand remission is a lifelong affair but Carlos is a strong young man.
Wishing the very best for Carlos Carrasco.
I hope you feel misery and pain until the final outcome…..?? Was that a more appropriate response than what zachattack said – allriseforthrjudge? Or do you think “feel better” would be sufficient enough?
I am truly sorry for all the negative things said about his struggles pitching this season. I wish Carlos a strong and steady recovery!! This is bigger than baseball.
Every time I hear about leukemia, I can’t help but be reminded of former Twins’ shortstop Danny Thompson who passed away at 30 from the disease.
I prefer thinking of Jon Lester, who developed non-hodgekins lymphoma when he was a RedSox – and Tito was his manager. Lester is still pitching, and now Cookie has the best manager there to support him as he deals with his condition.
So so true. Thank you for pointing that out man
Get well soon, Cookie!
Good luck Carlos!
Wishing Carlos a safe recovery
Thankfully it’s the treatable version of leukemia. Get well soon, Carlos!
Treatable, but not sure something that would allow a world class athlete to return back to the level he’s accustomed to with treatment. I truly hope I’m wrong but I’m thinking he should be fortunate to fight the good fight and if/when he resumes his career it would be a blessing. Hoping for all the best for Carlos, a great teammate who also took a very big hometown discount to extend his stay in Cleveland after his last physical scare with the heart condition.
Hodgkin lymphoma is not chronic myeloid leukemia.
My sister suffers from the same affliction. She can still work, raise her children and enjoy her life. She takes meds that are ungodly expensive, but she’s still with us. That is all that is important. I hope the same for Carlos. If he can no longer perform as an athlete then so be it. There are more important things than baseball.
Well said and glad to hear things are going good for your sister.
F cancer. Fight and win, Carlos.
Get Better Carlos
Carlos is a good guy. I met him last year when he took time out of his busy schedule to come meet some service members during a road trip.
Best wishes Carlos for a speedy recovery and I know you’ll be back on the mound soon!
Wow Godspeed Cookie
Many forms of the disease, none good. That said many are today treatable unlike in the 90s when I lost a close relative. It’s certainly positive that the word is it’s presently under control. Prayers for him and his family.
I wish him the best.
Prayers and best wishes to Carlos for a quick return. I was at the ballpark the day the Phillies traded Carlos, Jason Knapp, Jason Donald and Lou Marson to the Indians for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco. The Columbus Clippers were visiting the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs that day so all Carlos had to do was switch dugouts. Two days later he beat his former team.. Carlos is the last man standing from that trade. All others have been out of major league baseball for at least 5 years.
To be fair carlos and cliff lee were the main pieces the others were just to make the trade look to have more appeal pretty the others never made the ML level. Ben Francisco made it the others didn’t