Monday was another step forward for Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, as the Tribe starter threw an inning in a rehab outing in Akron for the RubberDucks.
Carrasco was making his first rehab start since being diagnosed with leukemia and leaving the team with what was defined at the time as a ‘blood condition.’
Here’s a tweet with some video of Carrasco coming into the game to a great ovation.
Carlos Carrasco is making his first rehab start since being diagnosed with leukemia.
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 20, 2019
As seen in a tweet from WKYC below, Carrasco struck out the final batter he faced in the scoreless inning.
#Indians SP @Cookie_Carrasco struck out his final batter in a scoreless inning in his first rehab appearance since being diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year #3Indians @AkronRubberDuck pic.twitter.com/hInT9Ea9zk
— WKYC Channel 3 News (@wkyc) August 20, 2019
There’s no word about what the next step could be for Carrasco, who has continued to be with the team while battling the leukemia diagnosis.