Per everybody on Twitter, Carlos Carrasco has received an eight-game suspension for Tuesday night's beaning of Kevin Youkilis immediately following a Robinson Cano home run. Carrasco had just returned from a five-game suspension he received for throwing at Billy Butler of the Royalson July 29, 2011. Carrasco must be on the Major League roster to serve the suspension and is eligible to pitch for Triple-A Columbus.
Carrasco was also fined $3,000 and will ask the Major League Baseball Players' Association to appeal on his behalf.
The implications of the suspension could be particularly hurtful to the Indians. With Ubaldo Jimenez struggling and Brett Myers looking like a DFA candidate sometime within the next two months, the Indians would have to go with a 24-man roster for eight games while Carrasco served his suspension if they needed him down the road. For all intents and purposes, that pretty much leaves Carrasco out of the fold until September when rosters expand. The games must be served concurrently.
In other roster news today, the Indians recalled Nick Hagadone and optioned out Corey Kluber. Jason Giambi was activated from the disabled list, while Matt Albers was placed on paternity leave.
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