Tigers right-hander Shane Greene allowed just one earned run over his first 23 innings (three starts) this season, but the wheels quickly fell off from there and now his 2015 ends with injury …
Greene had been experiencing numbness in his pitching hand for several weeks. It’s good news that he finally got to the root of the problem and he should be at full strength for the start of camp next spring.
The 26-year-old wound up with a brutal 6.88 ERA in 83 2/3 total frames this season.
As relayed by MLB.com associate reporter August Fagerstrom, the Indians have officially placed starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list with bursitis in his right (throwing) shoulder.
An MRI taken Tuesday showed no major structural damage, but Carrasco was administered a cortisone injection and will be shut down for the next week or so. The hope is that he’ll be discomfort-free after that shutdown period and can return to the Cleveland starting rotation as soon as his 15 days are up.
Carrasco struck out 11 batters and surrendered just one earned run over 6 2/3 innings last Friday against night the New York Yankees. The 28-year-old right-hander, who’s under contract with the Tribe through 2018, boasts a 3.53 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 173/32 K/BB ratio in 158 total frames this season.
Carlos Gomez was in the middle of another benches-clearing fracas Tuesday at Yankee Stadium …
Gomez bat-flipped an RBI double in the top of the first inning and probably got some flak from the Yankees’ dugout as he was running out that sixth-inning pop fly. You might recall that he has history with Yankees catcher Brian McCann, who didn’t start Tuesday. Gomez would retaliate with a three-run bomb in the top of the seventh against Chris Capuano. It capped off the Astros’ big night of scoring in a 15-1 rout.
Houston currently holds a four-game lead in the American League West standings.