Even as he prepares for the 2020 season, Carlos Carrasco continues to Stand Up to Cancer.
On Friday, sports memorabilia and merchandising company FOCO unveiled a new Carlos Carrasco bobblehead. For every bobblehead sold, FOCO will donate $10 to Stand Up to Cancer, an MLB-supported charitable program that aims to raise significant funds for translational cancer research through online and televised efforts.
The new Carrasco bobblehead, which retails for $45, is now available on the FOCO website.
The new Carrasco bobblehead, which depicts the 32-year-old right-hander holding a Stand Up To Cancer sign, is a callback to an emotional moment that occurred during the MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland last July. With Carrasco embroiled in a battle with leukemia, the annual Stand Up To Cancer ceremony in which players and fans hold signs to support those battling the disease ended with Carrasco and his Indians All-Star teammates standing on the field.
"I was excited. I almost cried there," Carrasco said of the moment. "It felt nice."
Two months later -- and three months after his initial diagnosis -- Carrasco made his official return to Cleveland's big league roster. After making 11 appearances out of the Indians' bullpen, he is currently slated to make his return to the team's pitching rotation to start the 2020 season.