MLB hot stove: Indians extend pitcher Carlos Carrasco through 2022 season | MLB

The Indians have prolonged veteran right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco’s contract by the 2022 season, with a vesting choice for 2023, the workforce introduced Thursday.

The announcement got here proper after The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal posted the main points.

Per The Athletic, the Indians exercised Carrasco’s choice for 2020 and signed him to an extension that takes him by 2022 with the vesting choice for his age-36 season in 2023.

Final season, Carrasco went 17-10 with a 3.38 ERA and had a career-high 231 strikeouts.

In response to a number of studies, the transfer on Carrasco makes it extra seemingly for the Indians to commerce Trevor Bauer or Corey Kluber, pitchers who might demand good return because the free-agent market shrinks with Patrick Corbin’s (Phillies) and Nathan Eovaldi’s (Pink Sox) signings.

Cleveland.com reported that Carrasco will obtain $10.25 million in 2020 and have base salaries of $12 million in each 2021 and ’22. Ought to the vesting choice kick in, he might make $14 million in 2023.

USA Today reported comparable numbers, stating that Carrasco’s complete three-year extension is value $37.5 million with a assure that he’ll keep in Cleveland.

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