DETROIT: Carlos Carrasco’s appeal was heard after he pitched Saturday, and his suspension reduced from eight to seven games.
“”He will start to serve his suspension today,’’ manager Terry Francona said. “”We can keep everybody in order and slot him in where we think he fits. With the off day, we’ll be OK.’’
Because of an off day Thursday, between the end of the series with Rangers and the start of a series with the Nationals, Francona can get along with four starters, who each will receive their normal four days of rest between starts.
The first day Carrasco will be permitted to pitch is June 17 against the Royals.
“”Chris (Antonetti) and his guys did a really good job on this,’’ Francona said.