MLB News: Indians activate Carlos Carrasco

The Cleveland Indians announced on Friday that they have activated right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco, left-handed pitcher Rafael Perez and right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin from the 60-day Disabled List.

Also today the Indians claimed right-handed pitcher Blake Wood off outright waivers from the Kansas City Royals, bringing the total number of players under control on the 40-man roster to 38.

Wood, 27, missed the entire 2012 season after experiencing right elbow soreness in spring training that eventually led to reconstructive surgery on May 25. The Georgia Tech alum was KC’s 3rd round pick in the 2006 draft and owns a 2-year Major League career record of 6-6 w/a 4.30 ERA in 106 relief appearances (119.1IP, 120H, 57ER). The hard-throwing right-hander was a mainstay in the KC ‘pen in 2011, going 5-3 with a 3.75 ERA in 55 games (69.2IP, 66H, 29ER, 32BB, 62K).

Carrasco, acquired in the trade for former Cy Young-winner Cliff Lee, missed the entire 2012 MLB season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He is expected to be ready for the 2013 training camp.

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  • mgbode

    Tabasco is back!

  • Kildawg

    Tomlin will be back on the 60 day DL due to his own Tommy John surgery. Question is who is SP5? Masty, Jimenez, McAllister and Carrasco are virtual locks (in that order). Huff, Kluber, and Gomez are the top candidates…

  • LaundroMat

    None of Huff, Kluber, and Gomez are inspiring. I’d far sooner have those guys vying for long relief roles and pick up a more reliable option via free agency.

  • olivea08

    Stop adding to an already weak 40 man roster with other teams garbage and Perez who has no value any longer. Create space for the 8-10 prospects that can be acquired for Choo, Perez, Masterson, Acab and Santana. This “Core” group has had their chance. Perez is right, who cares about age. Time for Lindor, Aguilar, Naquin, Austin Adams to play to the MLB level. We have been watching minor league baseball for last couple of years so prefer to see actual prospects do it instead of never will bees like Marson, Carrera, Huff, Gomez.