Carrasco to resume strength training and throwing

The 32-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia on June 2

James Rapien
July 07, 2019 - 10:08 am

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has been cleared to resume strength and conditioning training and throwing activity according to the team. 

The news was announced just one day after Carrasco revealed he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. It is treatable and he's in good spirits.

There is no timetable for his return to the field, but he hopes to return this season. 

“I never thought that I would have something like this,” Carrasco said. “I’m going to push myself to work through this. I have a lot of people behind me helping me, especially my teammates and family.

"This is going to make me stronger than I've ever been."

The 32-year-old was diagnosed on June 2. Since his diagnosis, he's visited pediatric patients suffering from leukemia. 

Carrasco is 4-6 with a 4.98 ERA in 12 starts this year. He hasn't pitched since May 30 and was placed on the injured list on June 5.