Indians’ Carrasco (jaw) to have next start pushed back 1 day

 

Indians manager Terry Francona said pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who was struck in the face by a line drive Tuesday, will have his next start pushed back a day.

Francona said Carrasco will start Monday against the Chicago White Sox instead of Sunday, his regularly scheduled day, when the Indians play Minnesota.

Carrasco appeared in the Indians clubhouse Wednesday morning and was scheduled to speak with reporters following Cleveland’s game against the White Sox.

Carrasco avoided any major injuries after being struck on the right side of the face with a line drive hit by Chicago’s Melky Cabrera in the first inning of Cleveland’s 4-1 loss.

Carrasco was carted off the field after he was flattened by the liner that glanced off his glove and right hand before hitting him on the right side of the face.

The right-hander fell to the ground in front of the mound. He was taken to a hospital, but X-rays and a CT scan were negative and he only suffered a bad bruise.

Francona said it was "miraculous" that Carrasco was feeling so well after the scary incident.