Carrasco roughed up in Minors rehab outing

Carrasco roughed up in Minors rehab outing

CLEVELAND -- In his latest outing, Carlos Carrasco couldn't contain the opposition.

The right-hander, continuing his recovery from Tommy John surgery, tossed the first two innings of Double-A Akron's 11-7 loss in Game 3 of the Eastern League Championship Series on Friday.

Carrasco surrendered four runs on four hits in two innings. He served up a three-run homer to Trenton's Zoilo Almonte in the first frame. It was the third rehab outing for Carrasco, who hurled a scoreless inning in each of his first two appearances.

In his first two appearances, Carrasco reportedly touched 98 mph on the radar gun. The Indians expect the 25-year-old to compete for a spot in their rotation next season.

"We feel that Carrasco coming back is going to add a lot to our pitching staff," Tribe skipper Manny Acta said.