Carlos Luis Carrasco (born March 21, 1987), nicknamed “Cookie”, is a Venezuelan-born American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2009. Listed at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and 224 pounds (102 kg), he throws and bats right-handed.
On January 7, 2021, the Indians traded Carrasco and Francisco Lindor to the New York Mets for Amed Rosario, Andrés Giménez, Josh Wolf, and Isaiah Greene.
During spring training, Carrasco tore his hamstring during a running drill and was expected to be out for six to eight weeks. As of late April, he was expected to join the Mets rotation in the second week of May. On May 6, Carrasco was placed on the 60-day injured list as he continued to recover from the injury.
He was activated by the Mets in late July, and made his first appearance with the team on July 30, receiving a no-decision in a start against the Cincinnati Reds.
The first pitch Carrasco threw for the Mets was hit for a home run by Jonathan India. Carrasco’s first season with the Mets was described as “discouraging” and “frustrating.” He finished the year with a 6.04 ERA in 12 starts.
Carrasco has been married to his beautiful wife, Karelis for quite a long time, probably between 2005 and 2007. They have five children.