Monday, March 29, 2010

Former Phils prospect Carrasco won’t start out of Spring Training for Tribe

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Carrasco's name was supposed to be the prospect to watch from the Phillies

       The term ‘prospect’ is a very broad term that gives the baseball fan a glimmer of hope in a player that a team is cultivating in a young minors player. One such prospect that we heard a lot about in Philly over the past couple years was Carlos Carrasco. Carlos was expected to be the next big stater coming out of the Phils minor league teams for a couple years. Carrasco went to the Indians in the Cliff Lee deal, and now with even Cliff Lee gone from the Phillies team, you wonder how much of an impact Carrasco will be still.

       Late word out of the Tribe spring training is that Carrasco will not make the starting 5 man rotation, but he is still only 23 and will be patient with whoever the Cleveland Indians decide as their fifth starter. This according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper. The race is between 3 rookies and Carrasco did have a rough time in his last pitching assignment against the Angels, and that could have cost him his chance to be number 5 in the rotation for the Indians.

      The Indians are managed this year by former Nationals manager, Manny Acta.

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