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Carlos Carrasco reveals leukemia diagnosis

The Indians pitcher has been on the injured list since June 5

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In a July 5 interview with Dominican TV station CDN 37, Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco revealed that he has been diagnosed with leukemia.

Carrasco was placed on the injured list in June with what was then described as a blood condition making him lethargic and unable to pitch.

The condition, which we now know is leukemia, or a cancer of the blood, is reportedly being treated and under control, according to Carrasco. He wishes to pitch again this season, but obviously right now our thoughts are beyond baseball. I believe I can speak for everyone when I say that he and his family are in our thoughts and we wish him nothing but the best in his recovery.

The full interview with CDN 37 will air Sunday.