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Carrasco Battling Leukemia

Carrasco Battling Leukemia

| On 06, Jul 2019

Word broke in the overnight hours Friday night that the condition keeping Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco off of the mound was in fact leukemia.

CDN 37, a news station in the Dominican Republic, announced the news regarding Carrasco shortly before 11 PM in a tweet on the station’s Twitter page (@CDN37). The tweet was in reference to Carrasco’s upcoming interview with CDN 37’s Frank Camilo (Mister Deportes), scheduled to air at 4 PM on Sunday on the station.

In light of the public reveal of his condition, the Cleveland Indians have shared the following video of Carrasco talking about his diagnosis.

[Editor’s note – The Indians’ Director of Baseball Information & Player Relations, Bart Swain, released the following medical update on Sunday, July 7.

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 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 a return to baseball game activity.]

Video courtesy of the Cleveland Indians & their social media department
Photo: Ron Schwane/Getty Images

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