As first reported by Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Brewers due to soreness in his right (throwing) shoulder. Cody Anderson will be activated off the disabled list to take the hill instead.
An MRI taken Tuesday morning on Carrasco’s shoulder showed no major structural damage and he was given a cortisone shot to help him through some of the inflammation. Carrasco could land on the 15-day disabled list later this week, but this isn’t considered a serious or long-term problem.
Carrasco struck out 11 batters and allowed just one run over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Yankees last Friday. He boasts a 3.53 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 173/32 K/BB ratio in 158 total frames this year.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York has the news …
For the first time since April 14, New York Mets captain David Wright will play in a major league game on Monday.
Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Sunday that Wright will be activated from the disabled list and be placed in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Wright landed on the disabled list in mid-April because of a hamstring injury and was diagnosed during his rehab with spinal stenosis. Collins has said that the 32-year-old third baseman won’t be an everyday player out of the gate, but that could change if Wright hits well from the jump and is feeling healthy.
He was 9-for-28 (.321) with five walks on his eight-game minor league rehab assignment.
Wright rejoins a Mets team that leads the NL East race by five games.
George Springer is finally beginning to make legit progress in his recovery from a fractured right wrist.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch told Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle on Sunday afternoon that the 25-year-old outfielder is lined up to take batting practice ahead of the Astros’ series opener against the Yankees on Monday evening in New York.
“It’s very encouraging,” said Hinch. “That’s when it starts to feel real that he’s becoming more and more of an active player, when his normal routine is like any other player on our team. … I’m thrilled with the progress that he’s made.”
Springer has been on the disabled list since July 2, a day after he took an Edinson Volquez pitch off his right arm. He was sporting an .822 OPS, 13 homers, and 14 steals in 75 games before the injury.
Springer should be ready to rejoin the AL West-leading Astros in early September.