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Fausto Carmona

Fausto Carmona
MLB Player information
NameFausto Carmona
PositionStarting pitcher
MLB debutApril 15, 2006 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win-Loss53 66
Earned run average4.59
*Cleveland Indians (2006 present)
* All-Star selection (2010)

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Fausto C. Carmona (born December 7, 1983) is a right-handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. Carmona made his major league debut with the Indians on April 15, 2006. He was initially used as a starting pitcher, but later in the season was turned into a reliever, and now is a starting pitcher again.

He is known for his hard sinker and exhibiting good control of his pitches. He did not throw exceptionally hard when he first debuted in the minor leagues at age 18, but has since developed a fastball that can reach 97 mph. He also throws a slider and a changeup, but relies mostly on his hard sinker to get many ground ball outs.

Carmona was the first non-rehab start player and full-time roster member of the Lake County Captains to play a game in the big leagues.

On April 10, 2008, the Cleveland Indians signed Carmona to a four-year $15 million contract extension through 2011 with three individual club options through 2014. If the deal maxes out, Carmona will make $43 million, with the potential to make another $5 million in escalators.

On April 1, 2011, Fausto Carmona made his first opening day start for the Cleveland Indians. However, it did not go very well, as Carmona became the first starting pitcher to allow 10 runs in a team's first game in over 60 years.

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