Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco was hit in the face by a line drive Tuesday night and was carted off the field.
Carrasco was struck in the top of the first inning by a ball hit by the second batter of the game, Melky Cabrera of the Chicago White Sox.
The ball appeared to deflect off his pitching hand and his glove before making contact with the right side of his face.
Carrasco collapsed face-down at the front of the mound and remained there before sitting up. He was holding the left side of his face as he was helped onto the back of the cart.
The 28-year-old agreed to a new four-year contract with the Indians last week after posting an American League-best 1.30 ERA over his final 10 starts last season.
The right-hander struck out 10 in 6 1/3 innings of a 2-0 win over Houston last Wednesday, giving up just three hits and a walk in his 2015 debut.