Carlos Carrasco, diagnosed with leukemia, expected to rejoin Indians on Sunday

The Cleveland Indians plan to activate right-hander Carlos Carrasco from the injured list Sunday, about three months after he was diagnosed with leukemia.

Carrasco, 32, went on the IL in early June. In July, he told a Dominican TV station that he was dealing with leukemia.

Carrasco was 4-6 with a 4.98 ERA in 12 starts this year before he was placed on the IL.

“The plan is to activate him” Sunday, Cleveland manager Terry Francona told MLB Network Radio. “We’ll pitch him out of the bullpen.

“He just seems so excited to be back pitching again. And we’re excited to have him. He’s a big part of us, and he knows that he’s cared about. It’s going to be fun having him back.”

Injury report: Houston reliever Brad Peacock had an MRI exam on his right shoulder after experiencing discomfort during an outing Tuesday and was placed on the IL. Peacock was on the IL from June 28 until Aug. 18 because of the shoulder issue. … Milwaukee third baseman Mike Moustakas, out since Monday after being struck on his left wrist while fielding a grounder, said there is no timetable for his return. … Detroit utilityman Niko Goodrum could miss the rest of the season because of an adductor strain, the Detroit News reported. … Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela left Wednesday’s game against the Mariners because of groin tightness.

Briefly: The Royals said they have no comment on reports that the team will be sold by David Glass to John Sherman, who has a minority stake in the Indians. Multiple reports have put the expected sale price above $1 billion. Glass bought the team in 2000 for $96 million. … Kansas City right-hander Brad Keller, who allowed five runs in 1 ⅓ innings against the A’s on Monday, is being shut down for the year because of arm fatigue.

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