Carrasco may drop appeal after start

Carrasco may drop appeal after start

Carrasco may drop appeal after start
BOSTON -- While Carlos Carrasco is appealing a six-game suspension handed down from the league after throwing over the head of Billy Butler in Friday's game against the Royals, manager Manny Acta said there's a good chance he'd drop the appeal after Wednesday.

Carrasco is scheduled to start Wednesday's game in Fenway Park against the Red Sox, and with Ubaldo Jimenez joining the team, it allows Acta some flexibility should Carrasco choose to drop the appeal and start serving the suspension immediately.

"I think we're probably leaning toward him dropping the appeal after he pitches, and serving it, and just adjusting the rotation after the day off [on Monday]," Acta said. "But that's in Carrasco's hands.

"[Jimenez] kind of helps. An extra guy. And the day off we have after playing Texas, that helps the most."