Indians place starter Carlos Carrasco on 15-day disabled list with right shoulder discomfort

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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.