Mets News: New York Gets Good Carlos Carrasco Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The New York Mets got good news regarding starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco's latest injury update.
The New York Mets got good news regarding starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco's latest injury update. / Rich Schultz/Getty Images

The New York Mets' starting rotation recently suffered a big blow as ace Jacob deGrom was placed on the injured list. However, reinforcements may soon be on the way as starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco is progressing well in the minor leagues and nearing a return to the MLB.

Carlos Carrasco Injury Update

Carrasco is set to make a rehab start for the Triple-A Syracuse Mets on Tuesday night before possibly being called up to the major leagues. The 11-year veteran has been working his way back from a torn hamstring and could line up to start as early as next Sunday for a suddenly thin Mets' pitching staff.

The 34-year-old threw two scoreless innings in his first rehab start and the hope is he can throw three innings tonight. This is great news as the Mets are struggling to have players stay healthy in the rotation. In addition to deGrom, the team is already without Noah Syndergaard and David Peterson.

This is the first season Carrasco has spent in New York after 11 years with the Cleveland Indians. He has posted a 26-21 record since the start of the 2018 season to go along with 409 strikeouts in 340.0 innings pitched. Overall, Carrasco owns a career ERA of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.20.

The Mets are doing everything they can to hold onto their slim lead in the NL East division. They currently sit 2.5 games up in first place with a record of 49-42. The Mets have the fifth-best odds to win the World Series at +950, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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