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.