New York Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco to have MRI on hamstring

Sep 9, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (59) delivers in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets right-hander Carlos Carrasco sustained a right hamstring strain on Thursday and will undergo an MRI exam, the team said.

The injury occurred during conditioning after the veteran threw live batting practice.

It’s the latest spring setback for Carrasco, who was shut down for a week earlier this month with elbow issues. He threw a bullpen session on Tuesday without issues.

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The hope was Carrasco, who turns 34 on Sunday, would be able to take part in at least one spring training game before the Mets open the season on April 1 at Washington.

The Mets acquired Carrasco along with star shortstop Francisco Lindor in a trade from the Cleveland Indians on Jan. 7 for infielders Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario, as well as minor leaguers Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene.

In 242 career games (195 starts), all with Cleveland, Carrasco is 88-73 with a 3.77 ERA and 1,305 strikeouts in 1,242 1/3 innings pitched.

–Field Level Media