Cleveland Indians: Carlos Carrasco's Elbow Is Fine: Will Most Likely Make Next Start

Charlie WarzelContributor IApril 26, 2011

Carrasco during a tough start against the Twins
Carrasco during a tough start against the TwinsHannah Foslien/Getty Images

According to mulitple Indians sources, Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has no structural damage to his elbow and will throw in the bullpen on Wednesday. Obviously, this is great news for the Tribe and Carrasco, himself, sounds confident in the strength of his elbow. While the final decision regarding his Saturday start won't be made until after tomorrow's bullpen session, Carrasco threw 20 pitches off flat ground with no problems.

The possibility of Carrasco on the DL raised some questions as to who the Tribe would call up from the minors. Among those in contention was 2009 First Round draft pick, RHP Alex White, who has been red-hot for the Columbus Clippers this season with a 1-0 record and 1.90 ERA (5 ER in 23.2 IP), 28 strikeouts, and only five walks in four starts. Indians manager, Manny Acta told media today (according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian) that he is certainly in contention to be called to the majors this year saying, "With the reports we've gotten, we wouldn't be afraid to bring this guy up to compete up here."

All in all, this is very good news for the Tribe who look to end their three game skid tonight at home against the Royals.