Francona: Indians plan on activating RHP Carrasco

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco makes his first game appearance since being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in June, during a rehab assignment with the Akron RubberDucks in the sixth inning of a baseball game at Canal Park, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Akron, Ohio. (Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal/Ohio.com via AP)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona says the Indians plan on activating right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day injured list Sunday,

Francona told the MLB Network Radio about the planned move Wednesday.

The 32-year-old Carrasco has been out of major league action since late May, when he was diagnosed with leukemia. He has made three rehab appearances so far with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, permitting one run while striking out six hitters across 3 2/3 innings.

Carrasco will make one final minor league appearance Thursday and, assuming all goes well, he will join Cleveland’s bullpen Sunday as he continues to build endurance in his arm.

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