Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz has only been in Australia for one day, but he seems to be enjoying himself thus far:
In non-culinary news, the Dodgers took batting practice today and report that the ball flies out of Sydney Cricket Ground and that the grass is super fast. So I suppose we’ll be looking for a lot of offense from the Dodgers and Dbacks next weekend.
Indians starter Carlos Carrasco was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this summer. He’d been out since June. Despite that diagnosis, he and the Indians insisted that he would make every effort to come back this year. Yesterday he took a big step in that direction, making his first rehab appearance at Double-A Akron.
He only tossed one inning, walking one batter and striking out another. He thew 16 pitches but cranked it up to 97 with his first offering. Not too shabby.
It’s unclear what the timetable is for him returning to Cleveland. If they intend to use him as a starter again he’ll obviously need several more appearances to get stretched out. If he’s to be used as a reliever, fewer obviously. What his stamina level is and will be is also an open question.
However that gets sorted out, it’s good so have him back in action.