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MLB News: Indians recall P Carlos Carrasco; option Preston Guilmet to Columbus

The Indians today announced that RHP Carlos Carrasco has been recalled from AAA Columbus. He will take the roster spot of Preston Guilmet, who was brought up to bolster the bullpen yesterday.

What is particularly interesting is that the Indians plan to use Carrasco out of the bullpen.

“Carrasco begins his fourth stint at the Major League level in 2013, posting an 0-4 record with a 9.10ERA in 6 previous starts with Cleveland (28.2IP, 47H, 29ER, 13BB, 15K). Around his tenure with the Indians he has gone 3-1-1 with a 3.14ERA in 16 games/14 starts for Triple-A Columbus (71.2IP, 59H, 25ER, 21BB, 79K, .221 AVG, 9.9K per 9.0IP). Carlos is slated to pitch out of the bullpen and will be in uniform tonight when the Indians take on the Angels at 7:05 PM ET in Progressive Field.”

The bullpen has been overworked the last two games, pitching 5.2 innings yesterday (not counting Raburn’s inning of work) and 6.2 innings on Wednesday.

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  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Phew great move putting Carrasco in the bullpen. I thought for sure he was being called up as a starter and if so this would be yet another sign that the season was coming to an end.

  • Natedawg86

    Bauer would fit well in the bullpen. He likes to walk people too.

  • left out

    this team needs help and they will find little if any from columbus. we should be making a waiver wire deal to bring in some type of hitter. looks like the rangers just picked up rios and thats bad news for us and our scuffling lineup.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I read that Texas hadn’t picked him up. Need to recheck. Lohse was claimed but Milwaukee pulled him back after they couldn’t strike a deal with whomever the team was.

    On the bright side just made a deal in my roto fantasy league that brought me Miguel Cabrera and Evan Longoria along with two others!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I stand corrected you are right Texas did get Rios after all. Nice move for the Rangers with Cruz suspended.

  • left out

    the tribe could use a fantasy draft but with our brass making the picks it would be a wash.