Car­rasco, In­di­ans agree to $47M, 4-year deal

The Telegraph (Macon) - - Sports -

The In­di­ans have signed starter Car­los Car­rasco to a four-year con­tract ex­ten­sion through the 2022 sea­son.

Car­rasco’s deal in­cludes a club op­tion for 2023. Fi­nan­cial terms were not im­me­di­ately avail­able.

The right-han­der went 17-10 with a 3.38 ERA in 30 starts last sea­son for the AL Cen­tral cham­pi­ons. He fin­ished with a ca­reer-high 231 strike­outs as the In­di­ans be­came the first team to have four pitch­ers reach 200 strike­outs in the same sea­son.

The 31-year-old Car­rasco has de­vel­oped into one of the league’s elite starters, and the In­di­ans wanted to lock him up for the fu­ture.

Cleve­land is still toy­ing with trad­ing ei­ther Corey Klu­ber or Trevor Bauer to ad­dress their out­field needs.

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As­tros: Robin­son Chiri­nos and the As­tros have fi­nal­ized a $5.75 mil­lion, oneyear con­tract, giv­ing catch­ing-thin Hous­ton an­other op­tion be­hind the plate. The 34-year-old spent the past six sea­sons with the Texas Rangers and hit .222 this year while set­ting ca­reer bests with 18 homers and 65 RBIs in 113 games. His .757 OPS was se­cond among AL catch­ers. Cubs: Closer Bran­don Mor­row likely will miss the start of the sea­son fol­low­ing arthro­scopic surgery on his right el­bow last month. Chicago pres­i­dent of base­ball oper­a­tions Theo Ep­stein re­vealed Thurs­day that Mor­row’s oper­a­tion took place on Nov. 6. The Cubs waited to make an an­nounce­ment be­cause Mor­row’s re­cov­ery will im­pact how they fill out the bullpen.

Roy­als: Chris Owings has agreed to a $3 mil­lion, one-year con­tract with the Kansas City Roy­als, five days af­ter the util­i­ty­man was cut loose by Ari­zona. Owings can earn an ad­di­tional $500,000 in per­for­mance bonuses based on plate ap­pear­ances as part of the deal an­nounced Wed­nes­day. Twins: A per­son with knowl­edge of the ne­go­ti­a­tions tells The As­so­ci­ated Press that Min­nesota and Jonathan Schoop are work­ing to­ward an agree­ment on a $ 7.5 mil­lion, one-year con­tract.

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