The Cleveland Indians are sharing new details about starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco’s leukemia diagnosis.
Carrasco revealed Saturday that he had been recently diagnosed.
The Indians released a statement Sunday.
Carlos was evaluated earlier this season (June 2nd) at the Cleveland Clinic as a follow-up to abnormalities in his Spring Training blood work. He was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a treatable form of leukemia and has since been cleared to resume strength and conditioning workouts and throwing activity to tolerance. He is being re-evaluated regularly and there is no timetable for a return to baseball game activity.
Chronic myeloid leukemia is a type of cancer that starts in certain blood-forming cells of the bone marrow, according to the American Cancer Society.