On Saturday Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who was placed on the IL in June with a blood disorder, revealed that he is battling leukemia.
In a video the 32-year-old right-hander said it was discovered during a routine blood test after spring training. After a follow-up blood test he was diagnosed with leukemia in May.
“I never thought that I would have something like this, because I play baseball, I’m like super healthy or something like that. But you never know what’s going on inside your body. When I found out, it made me even stronger, then I push myself to work through this. Then I have a lot of people behind me, helping me, especially my teammates and family.”
"This is going to make me stronger than I've ever been." – Carlos Carrasco
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 6, 2019
Carrasco said in a separate statement that he expects to return to the Indians at the end of July. He certainly has a great attitude about the whole thing.
Several MLB clubs showed support for Carrasco on social media. We obviously wish him the best.
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