Carlos Carrasco returns to Cleveland Indians active roster

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 02: Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians watches from the dugout against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the first inning at Progressive Field on August 2, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Angels 7-3. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Indians announced some roster moves Sunday.

Carlos Carrasco, 32, is joining the active Major League roster for the first time since being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in early June.

Carrasco began throwing bullpen sessions in July and began a rehabilitation assignment in AA Akron on August 19, making four relief appearances between Akron and AAA Columbus (1.80 ERA, 5.0IP, 2H, 2BB, 8SO, .125 avg).

His last Major League start came on May 30 at Chicago-AL (6ER/6.1IP) and for the year with Cleveland he has posted a 4-6 record with a 4.98 ERA in 12 starts (65.0IP, 74H, 36ER, 79SO).

In an Instagram post, Cookie gave thanks.

“There are difficult times in our lives when we need the support of someone around us. And often we forget about people that gave us this support as soon as we get better. Let’s not do that and learn to write “THANK YOU” to those who were there when we needed them. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!,” he wrote.

More information here.

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