The Cleveland Indians starting rotation is about to experience a big jolt with Carlos Carrasco's expected activation from the disabled list coming later this week. According to multiple reports, Carrasco will be activated on Thursday and draw the start against the Kansas City Royals. The Tribe was previously without their starter for the last four weeks after he injured his hamstring in an April 24 appearance against the Detroit Tigers.
Prior to the injury, the 29-year-old Carrasco was arguably the most dominant of the Indians' starters, carrying a 2-0 record with a 2.45 ERA and 20/5 K/BB ratio over 22 innings pitched.
With Double-A Akron on Saturday. Carrasco allowed just one earned run while striking out six over four frames. Upon his return, it is expected that Carrasco will be limited to around 80 pitches. A corresponding roster move will be announced later in the week.