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On their first off day of the season, Indians officially extend Carlos Carrasco

plus more from around baseball

No longer is CarCar's contract just a handshake agreement
No longer is CarCar's contract just a handshake agreement
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The Carlos Carrasco extension was made official yesterday. Bastian:

Carrasco’s pact includes team options worth $9 million for 2019 and $9.5 million for ’20, and the pitcher can earn as much as $4 million in incentives in each of those seasons. If Cleveland elects not to pick up either option, Carrasco would receive a $662,500 buyout. He will earn $2,337,500 million in 2015, followed by $4.5 million in ’16, $6.5 million in ’17 and $8 million in ’18.

I'm amused by the $662,500 buyout...
"750k!" "Nope. 500!"
"700?" "550!?"
"Sheesh, $662,500?" "Deal!"
Sure beats pursuing Rob Housler; EMBRACE THIS FRANCHISE, CLEVELANDERS!

Around Baseball

Chris Davis has returned to the Orioles after spending opening day serving the last day of his 25-game suspension.

Tuesday's Cardinals-Cubs game was postponed due to rain and cold temperatures.

The Athletics signed Cody Ross. Coco Crisp is going to miss a serious amount of time, so this makes sense. Ross was waived by Arizona recently.

The San Francisco Giants signed Kevin Correia to a MiLB deal. That's one I wouldn't have minded us doing.

Yesterday's MLB Game Action

• Mat Latos, in his first start for his hometown Marlins, allowed 7 runs while getting only two outs. Brad Hand relieved him in the first inning and walked a batter before getting the final out. Castrovince provided this gem:

• Somebody named Nathan Karns pitched for the other Florida team yesterday and didn't fare too much better, allowing 6 runs in 5.2 innings in a 6-5 Rays loss to Baltimore.

• And apparently Brett Lawrie struck out 4 times on 12 pitches.

• But this is even more hilarious than that: