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Carlos Carrasco out for remainder of season with fractured right hand

Devastating news for the Indians' World Series aspirations.

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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco came into today prepared to continue the Tribe’s domination of the Detroit Tigers, but he left the game after two pitches.

While facing Ian Kinsler, a line drive came right back at Carrasco. He attempted to flinch out of the way, but his pitching hand remained exposed just above his leg and the ball found its unfortunate target.

After a lengthy mound visit, and a lot of grimacing on Carrasco’s part, he was removed from the game. He was taken off site for an x-ray, which revealed a non-displaced fracture of his fifth metacarpal. Manager Terry Francona revealed after the game what we all feared the moment the injury happened: Carlos Carrasco is done for the season.

The Indians rotation is already stressed with the loss of Danny Salazar, who is expected to be out until at least the ALDS with a shoulder injury. They should still be in a good position to win the American League Central, but once the playoffs start once-fantastic starting rotation now looks like a weakness.