Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco confirmed today that he has leukemia.

The 32 year old right hander was placed on the injured list June 5th with a blood disorder, but the Indians did not give any further details at that time.

It wasn’t until Carrasco did an interview with a TV station in the Dominican Republic recently that the full details of the blood disorder were given.

Today Carlos and the Indians released this video which sheds more light on his diagnosis and situation:


Here is an update and an official statement from the Indians organization on Carrasco:

Carlos was evaluated earlier this season (June 2nd) at the Cleveland Clinic as a follow-up to abnormalities in his Spring Training blood work.  He was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a treatable form of leukemia and has since been cleared to resume strength and conditioning workouts and throwing activity to tolerance.  He is being re-evaluated regularly and there is no timetable for return to baseball game activity.


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