There's been significant buzz around New York Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco in recent days. He continues to make progress in his injury recovery following a torn hamstring in spring training, and there's optimism growing in regards to his return to the mound.
The good news keeps rolling in as Carrasco ramps up his activity.
Carlos Carrasco Injury Update
Newsday's Tim Healey reports that Carrasco faced live hitters for the first time in two months on Tuesday during a simulated inning training session. The 34-year-old hit the "mid-90s" with his fastball, which is extremely encouraging. He's scheduled for another live BP, potentially this weekend, and could then move on to a minor league rehab assignment.
It sounds like Carrasco is right on track for a possible return at the end of July. The starter -- who owns a career 3.77 ERA -- would provide a serious boost to New York's rotation, especially after the recent injury to David Peterson.
Getting Carrasco and Noah Syndergaard back to close the season would be huge for a team that wants to contend for the championship. The 44-37 Mets currently own the fifth-best odds to win the World Series at +950, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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