Carlos Carrasco suspended eight games for throwing at Kevin Youkilis


Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has been suspended eight games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Kevin Youkilis earlier this week, MLB has announced. He was making his first start after serving a six-game suspension for throwing at Billy Butler. That incident happened back in 2011, but Carrasco’s Tommy John surgery got in the way.

In case you forgot, Carrasco threw at Youkilis on Tuesday after Robinson Cano had taken him deep one batter earlier. Given his history of throwing at people, the suspension isn’t surprising. Just glad Youkilis wasn’t hurt more than anything.

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  • Kevin G.

    Joba laughs

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  • felixpanther

    MLB should suspend Greinke too

    • Kramerica Industries

      He’s out eight weeks. He’s already paying any price he deserves.

    • Cool Lester Smooth


      For hitting a guy on a 3-2 count when his team was up one run?

  • Eddard

    He’s a repeat offender so this is just right. Next time he does it, 25 games. And Greinke should be suspended after he is healthy enough to pitch. I like Donnie Baseball but he’s wrong about Quentin having to sit out as long as Greinke is out. Quentin is an every day player, if he’s suspended 5 games and Greinke is suspended 5 games Quentin misses 5, Greinke misses 1 start. Donnie Baseball is wrong.

    • Bob Buttons

      Eddard world seems much more ordinary these days.

  • trr

    Can’t charge the mound. Why? ’cause then both benches empty and guys get hurt, like here…suspension well deserved, whatever the history between these 2 yutzes

  • toad

    Throwing at hitters is BS, and needs to be punished severely. That’s especially the case when, like Carrasco, you throw at someone because the previous batter hit a HR.

    I mean, WTF? You’re throwing at Youkilis, say, because you made a bad pitch to Cano? Whose fault was that? Eight games is not enough.