Indians' Carlos Carrasco 'sore' after being hit by liner, will start Monday

Wednesday April 15th, 2015

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco will start Monday after being hit in the head with a line drive Tuesday, the team announced.

The team said Carrasco's jaw was 'sore on both sides' and that he would be pushed back one day in the rotation. Tuesday night, the Indians called it a 'jaw contusion' and that there were no concussion-like symptoms.

Carrasco was struck in the head by a Melky Cabrera liner that first caromed off his glove during Tuesday's game against the White Sox and was carted off the field while holding his face. He's scheduled to face Chicago again in his next start.

Carrasco and the Indians recently agreed to a multi-year contract extension.

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