Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Carrasco breaks pinky finger on pitching hand
CLEVELAND– Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Carlos Carrasco was injured during the first inning of Saturday afternoon’s game against the Tigers.
Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler hit a line drive up the middle, striking Carrasco in his pitching hand. He came out after throwing just two pitches.
The Indians said Carrasco suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right pinky finger. There is no timetable for his return.
Jeff Manship was called to the mound in his place.
The Indians’ starting rotation already took a hit when Danny Salazar strained him forearm. He’s expected to return in two to three weeks. Catcher Yan Gomes is likely out for the rest of the season with a broken right wrist.
The Tribe beat the Tigers Friday night, 11-4. Mike Napoli had four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the fifth inning.