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

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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.

No­table

An­gels-Phillies trade: Philadel­phia ac­quired left-handed pitcher Jose Al­varez from Los An­ge­les for right-han­der Luis Gar­cia. Al­varez was 6-4 with a

2.71 ERA and one save in

76 ap­pear­ances in 2018, strik­ing out 59 in 63 in­nings. Gar­cia went 3-1 with a 6.07 ERA in 59 games last sea­son af­ter post­ing a ca­reer-best 2.65 ERA in 7 11⁄3 in­nings in 2017.

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.

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