Francona: Indians plan on activating RHP Carrasco

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              FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland. Indians right-hander Carrasco has returned to the mound in the minor leagues as he tries to come back after being diagnosed with leukemia. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona says the Indians plan on activating right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day injured list Sunday,

Francona told the MLB Network Radio about the planned move Wednesday.

The 32-year-old Carrasco has been out of major league action since late May, when he was diagnosed with leukemia. He has made three rehab appearances so far with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, permitting one run while striking out six hitters across 3 2/3 innings.

Carrasco will make one final minor league appearance Thursday and, assuming all goes well, he will join Cleveland’s bullpen Sunday as he continues to build endurance in his arm.