Early Tuesday, Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco underwent an MRI following soreness in his throwing shoulder. Whether or not the pitcher would require a disabled list stint was up in the air, but late Tuesday night he received a cortisone shot, and as expected, the Indians placed him on the disabled list. His injury is officially listed as shoulder inflammation.
Cody Anderson will be taking Carrasco's place for his scheduled start today, and presumably whatever future starts Cookie misses.
The move is retroactive to August 22, one day after Carrasco’s last start against the New York Yankees when the shoulder pain started. He will be eligible to return on September 7 when the Tribe are on the road against the Chicago White Sox. By that time, MLB rosters will be expanded and the Indians will not need to make another move to make room for him.
This will be the first DL trip for any of the Indians "Big Four" starters – Corey Kluber, Danny Salazar, Trevor Bauer, and Carrasco – which is just another amazing thing about this starting rotation in a season of amazing things.