Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco says has been diagnosed with leukemia

In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
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CLEVELAND — Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia.

Carrasco made the revelation to a TV station while on a visit to the Dominican Republic, where he was visiting a hospital. Carrasco, who was diagnosed with the blood disorder in June, remains positive about his prognosis and believes he will pitch again this season.

The 32-year-old right-hander was feeling lethargic in May and told CDN doctors "saw something different in my blood."

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The Indians have not commented on Carrasco's diagnosis.

Carrasco has developed into one of the AL's steadiest pitchers in recent years. He won 17 games last season and went 18-6 in 2017, when he finished fourth in the AL Cy Young Award voting.

He has been with Cleveland since 2009. The Indians signed him to a $47 million, four-year contract in December.

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