CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor says his teammate Carlos Carrasco has his full support in his battle against leukemia.
“We are with him, we are backing him up,” Lindor said. “He’s our brother and we love him and I know he’s going to be fine.”
Carrasco revealed on Saturday that he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in May. Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. There are numerous forms of the disease, many of which are highly treatable.
While talking to the media during All-Star Week festivities on Monday, Lindor spoke about Carrasco and the support he and the team are giving to the pitcher. While Carassco fights his battle with cancer, Lindor and the Indians are making sure he knows he isn’t in the fight alone.
“We are a team and a family, we stick together,” Lindor said.
Carrasco has said he feels positive about his prognosis and said he’ll be back with the team “at the end of July.”
The Indians have cleared Carrasco to resume strength and conditioning workouts and throwing activity to tolerance, but said there is no timetable for a return to baseball game activity.