Indians RHP Carrasco has hand broken by line drive, done for the year

CLEVELAND - Carlos Carrasco, the Cleveland Indians' No. 2 starting pitcher, broke his right hand when hit by a line drive off the bat of Detroit's Ian Kinsler on the second pitch of Saturday's game.

Cleveland said Carrasco sustained a non-displaced fracture of his pitching hand. He  will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right hand when hit by a line drive off the bat of Detroit's Ian Kinsler on the second pitch of a 1-0, 10-inning victory over the Tigers.

"He's done for the year," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Carrasco.

The injury was the latest blow to the AL Central leader, whose rotation is led by 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. No. 3 starter Danny Salazar has not pitched since Sept. 9 because of a strained

Right-hander Danny Salazar is expected to miss the rest of the season with a strained right forearm. In addition, the Indians said Saturday that catcher Yan Gomes will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks because of a broken right wrist, an injury incurred when he was hit by a pitch Wednesday night while on a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment for Double-A Akron.

Josh Tomlin has returned to the rotation after going winless in August. Mike Clevinger started Thursday against the Chicago White Sox.

Indians manager Terry Francona and a team trainer immediately went to the mound after Carrasco was hit. The trainer worked with Carrasco to get the feeling back in his hand for several moments before the pitcher walked off the field. Carrasco was sent for X-rays, which revealed the fracture.

Jeff Manship replaced Carrasco after the infield hit. Carrasco missed six weeks earlier this season with a strained left hamstring, also sustained against the Tigers.

 

 


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