An MRI exam performed on Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco didn't detect any structural damage, the team announced Wednesday.
The Indians said the 32-year-old Carrasco is dealing with mild elbow inflammation. He underwent an injection to reduce the inflammation and also will not throw for a few days to let the elbow settle down.
Carrasco endured a rough 2019 season that was interrupted by a bout with leukemia. He went 6-7 with a 5.29 ERA in 23 appearances (12 starts).
Carrasco stood out the previous two seasons by winning a combined 35 games. He tied for the American League lead with 18 wins in 2017.
Overall, he is 85-69 with a 3.82 ERA in 230 career appearances (183 starts) since reaching the majors in 2009.
The Indians are scheduled to open the season at home against the Detroit Tigers on March 26.
--Field Level Media