Found March 22, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Thursday’s game was one of the last opportunities for Carlos Carrasco to make a case for the role of fifth starter. Scott Kazmir appears to have the job sewn up, but a lot can happen in two weeks. Terry Francona has been extremely up-front with his belief that things like position battles always tend to “work themselves out.” He clearly has been alluding to the potential for injury, and Kazmir certainly has injury issues in his past that can’t be overlooked. The unknown with Carrasco is how the Indians will handle both his six-game suspension and his potential “innings threshold.” If Carrasco makes the team, he would need to serve his suspension first. If he doesn’t, the Indians may still try and find a way to have him break camp with the team to take the suspension off the table. They’d do this by keeping 13 pitchers and either working out an “under-the-table” agreement with Jason Giambi, or send keep Giambi up and option another player down to the minors. Lonnie Chi...
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