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Indians & RHP Carlos Carrasco agree to contract extension

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed RHP CARLOS CARRASCO to a four-year contract through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 campaign.

Carrasco, 31, has recorded double-digit win totals and made at least 25 starts in each of the last four seasons since 2015, posting a 17-10 mark with a 3.38 ERA in 32 games/30 starts in 2018 (192.0 IP, 173 H, 72 ER, 43 BB, 231 SO). His 231 strikeouts were a single-season career high for Carlos and ranked fourth among all American League pitchers. He also finished tied for fourth in the AL in wins, sixth in strikeouts per 9.0 IP (10.8), eighth in ERA and ninth in innings pitched. Additionally, his 2.52 ERA (25 ER/89.1 IP) after the All-Star break was the fourth-lowest mark in the circuit.

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed RHP CARLOS CARRASCO to a four-year contract through the 2022 season with a club option for the 2023 campaign.

Carrasco, 31, has recorded double-digit win totals and made at least 25 starts in each of the last four seasons since 2015, posting a 17-10 mark with a 3.38 ERA in 32 games/30 starts in 2018 (192.0 IP, 173 H, 72 ER, 43 BB, 231 SO). His 231 strikeouts were a single-season career high for Carlos and ranked fourth among all American League pitchers. He also finished tied for fourth in the AL in wins, sixth in strikeouts per 9.0 IP (10.8), eighth in ERA and ninth in innings pitched. Additionally, his 2.52 ERA (25 ER/89.1 IP) after the All-Star break was the fourth-lowest mark in the circuit.

The native of Venezuela owns a career pitching mark of 79-62 with a 3.71 ERA in 207 games/171 starts (1,094.1 IP, 1,018 H, 451 ER, 1,127 SO), ranking ninth in franchise history in career strikeouts and second in club history in career strikeouts per 9.0 IP. Carrasco was acquired from Philadelphia in July 2009 in a six-player trade that sent LHP Cliff Lee to the Phillies. He made his Major League debut that September and is currently the longest tenured Indians player at the Major League level. His 5.3 fWAR in 2018 was 10th among MLB pitchers and his cumulative fWAR of 18.2 since 2015 ranks seventh among all Major League hurlers.

Carrasco and his wife, Karelis, make their home between the Cleveland area and Tampa, Fla. and are very active in those communities, as well as his native Venezuela. Through the Carlos Carrasco Foundation, which he started in 2016, the couple has donated their time, raised money and collected resources -- such as food, books and clothing -- to better the lives of those less fortunate. Because of these efforts, he has been the club's nominee each of the last four seasons for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for sportsmanship and community involvement.

Year

Team

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2009

Cleveland Indians

0

4

8.87

5

5

0

0

0

22.1

40

23

22

6

0

11

11

.400

2010

Cleveland Indians

2

2

3.83

7

7

1

0

0

44.2

47

20

19

6

1

14

38

.276

2011

Cleveland Indians

8

9

4.62

21

21

1

0

0

124.2

130

68

64

15

4

40

85

.270

2013

Cleveland Indians

1

4

6.75

15

7

0

0

0

46.2

64

36

35

4

1

18

30

.330

2014

Cleveland Indians

8

7

2.55

40

14

1

1

1

134.0

103

40

38

7

3

29

140

.209

2015

Cleveland Indians

14

12

3.63

30

30

3

1

0

183.2

154

75

74

18

5

43

216

.228

2016

Cleveland Indians

11

8

3.32

25

25

1

1

0

146.1

134

64

54

21

3

34

150

.240

2017

Cleveland Indians

18

6

3.29

32

32

1

0

0

200.0

173

73

73

21

10

46

226

.235

2018

Cleveland Indians

17

10

3.38

32

30

2

0

0

192.0

173

78

72

21

6

43

231

.238

 

Major League Totals

79

62

3.71

207

171

10

3

1

1094.1

1018

477

451

119

33

278

1127

.246

Cleveland Indians