CLEVELAND — A new bobblehead is up to bat and it's commemorating the return of Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco after his temporary leave from the mound to receive treatment for his leukemia diagnosis last year.
The collectible bobblehead features Carlos “Cookie” Carrasco in his uniform, holding a “Stand Up to Cancer” placard atop a rather fitting base that resembles a cookie.
From March 2 to December 31, 2020, FOCO will donate $10 from the purchase price of each bobblehead to Stand Up To Cancer, an organization that raises funds to accelerate the pace of cancer research.
Carrasco made sure his voice was included throughout the design process. The bobblehead is crafted to depict a fan favorite who is overcoming his cancer diagnosis.
The 32-year-old Carrasco revealed in June that he had been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. A couple months later, after receiving treatments, he made his return on Sept. 1.
In October 2019, Carrasco was awared the Roberto Clemente Award, one of the most prestigious individuals awards for Major League players.
Recently Carrasco said he was in good health and that he was excited to start the upcoming season.