CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed starter Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow, voiding his six-game suspension.
Carrasco was suspended by Major League Baseball on Aug. 1 for throwing at the head of Kansas City’s Billy Butler in a July 30 game. The Indians say the right-hander felt discomfort in his elbow after throwing seven innings at Boston on Aug. 3. Carrasco, who was to begin serving the suspension following his start against the Red Sox, still faces discipline when he’s activated.
Carrasco was on the DL earlier this season with a strained elbow.
The Indians also reinstated third baseman Jack Hannahan from the paternity list.
Cleveland opens a critical three-game AL Central series with first-place Detroit on Tuesday.