Indians’ Carlos Carrasco taken to hospital after being hit by line drive

By Vincent Frank

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco couldn’t have imagined at the start of the day that he would be spending some time in a hospital. Unfortunately, the unexpected happen after Carrasco was hit in the elbow by a line drive off the bat of Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer in the second inning.

Carrasco was immediately removed from the game and sent to the hospital for X-rays.

Carrasco, 31, is pitching to the tune of an 8-4 record with a 3.90 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 14 starts for the first-place Indians this season.

The worst-case scenario here is a fracture of the elbow. Though, Cleveland is certainly holding out hope that one of its best pitchers suffered nothing more than a contusion.

More will certainly come out later on Saturday. For now, the Indians are holding their collective breaths.