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SportIndians' Carrasco not slowing down as he fights leukemia

04:20  12 july  2019
04:20  12 july  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia . He made the revelation to a TV station in the Dominican Republic, where he was visiting a hospital. Carrasco hasn’t played for Cleveland since May 30. The 32-year-old right-hander says he got a blood test after a spring-training physical prompted some

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco revealed he has leukemia , and still plans on “At the end of May, they shut me down because they saw something wrong with my blood,” Carrasco told CDN 37 in Carrasco has been an invaluable addition to the Indians ’ starting lineup, having gone

Indians' Carrasco not slowing down as he fights leukemia
Indians' Carrasco not slowing down as he fights leukemia
Indians' Carrasco not slowing down as he fights leukemia

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The Indians shut him down in May and placed him on the injured list in early June with an unspecified blood condition. Leukemia is a form of cancer that affects blood He has an 83-66 record and a 3.78 ERA since debuting as a 22-year-old in 2009. Carrasco has pitched his entire career with the Indians .

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco revealed he has leukemia , and still plans on pitching this season. The 32-year-old hasn’t “At the end of May, they shut me down because they saw something wrong with my blood,” Carrasco told CDN 37 in Spanish, as translated by USA Today.

The Indians right-hander was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia last month, but that has hardly slowed Carrasco, who has been throwing bullpen sessions with the hopes of pitching again for Cleveland this season.

Carrasco spoke to media members Thursday for the first time since his diagnosis and said he's thankful for the support he's received from teammates and throughout baseball.

The 32-year-old was moved by the ovation he received Tuesday night during the All-Star Game in Cleveland. During the fifth inning, Carrasco was joined on the field during Major League Baseball's ''Stand Up To Cancer'' salute by his teammates and Indians manager Terry Francona. The Indians' All-Stars held placards that said: ''Cookie,'' Carrasco's nickname.

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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco revealed he has leukemia , and still plans on pitching The 32-year-old hasn’t pitched since he was diagnosed last month with leukemia , which is a type of “At the end of May, they shut me down because they saw something wrong with my blood

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco revealed he has leukemia , and still plans on pitching this season. The 32-year-old hasn’t “At the end of May, they shut me down because they saw something wrong with my blood,” Carrasco told CDN 37 in Spanish, as translated by USA Today.

Carrasco did not reveal what type of treatment he's receiving. He said doctors first discovered something wrong during his physical at spring training.

As he battles the condition, Carrasco he said ''I just push myself to work more and get stronger.''

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