Indians starter Carlos Carrasco strained his left hamstring covering first base on a ground ball during the bottom of the third inning of Sunday’s game against the Tigers. He’s traveling back to Cleveland to undergo an MRI, but manager Terry Francona says the right-hander will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, per Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com.
Trevor Bauer relieved Carrasco and yielded two runs in 3 1/3 innings. Bauer is likely to be the Indians’ first choice to join the rotation in Carrasco’s absence. Including Sunday’s outing, Bauer has a 4.76 ERA with a 14/5 K/BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings.