Cleveland Indians Pick Up club option on Carlos Carrasco
The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League 40-man roster:
Exercised the 2019 club option on RHP CARLOS CARRASCO.
Declined the 2019 club option on OF BRANDON GUYER.
Carrasco, 31, enjoyed another outstanding season in 2018, topping the 200-strikeout plateau for the third time in the last four seasons, striking out a career-best and team-high 231 batters (fourth-highest total in the American League). For the year he went 17-10 with a 3.38 ERA in 32 games/30 starts (192.0IP, 173H, 72ER, 43BB, 231SO), finishing tied for fourth in the A.L. in wins, eighth in ERA and ninth in innings pitched. His 10.83 strikeouts per 9.0IP rank as the third-highest single-season total in franchise history.
Guyer batted .206 (40-for-194) with 11 2B, 7 HR and 27 RBI in 103 games for Cleveland in 2018 and is now a free agent. The Major League 40-man roster consists of 29 players with six on the 60-day Disabled List.