Carlos Carrasco could opt out of the 2020 campaign if he wanted to.
The Cleveland Indians pitcher’s ongoing battle with leukemia places him on MLB’s immunocompromised list, meaning he can step away this summer without losing salary or service time. Considering the continuously worsening nature of the pandemic, it’d be impossible to hold it against him if that’s the route he chose to take.
For now, Carrasco is full steam ahead when it comes to the 2020 season. Cleveland’s long-tenured starter has returned to his place in the rotation, ready to put an incredibly emotional 2019 behind him.