KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Cleveland Indians have placed Carlos Carrasco on the 60-day disabled list, sidelining the right-hander for the rest of the year.
Carrasco broke the pinkie finger on his pitching hand when he was hit by a line drive on Sept. 17. Carrasco was 11-8 with a 3.32 ERA in 25 starts.
The AL Central champion Indians will enter the postseason with only two healthy veteran starting pitchers; right-handers Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin. Left-hander Rick Merritt made his first big league start Friday against the Royals after three relief appearances.
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