DETROIT — The Cleveland Indians put Carlos Carrasco on the mound before he is forced to sit.
"Maybe we can knock out this suspension," Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday before Carrasco's start against the Detroit Tigers.
After Carrasco gave up six runs in a 6-4 loss to Detroit, he and his manager weren't ready or willing to talk about whether his appeal would be dropped.
"We're not there yet," Francona said. "I'll have to talk to Carlos."
Carrasco was able to pitch because he's appealing an eight-game suspension. Major League Baseball suspended him in April for "intentionally throwing" at New York's Kevin Youkilis, but the right-hander said he didn't know anything about the status of his appeal.
"Haven't gotten to all of that," he said.
Carrasco was 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA at Triple-A Columbus. He started nine games and earned a save in one relief appearance.
He was recalled when the Indians put right-hander Zach McAllister on the 15-day disabled list.
McAllister is on the DL, retroactive to June 3, because his right middle finger is sore.
"It's considered a sprain, and we don't want it to get worse," Francona said.
McAllister is 4-5 with a 3.43 ERA in 11 starts.