Carmona staying in Columbus for now

The Garko trade threw the pregame minutia routine out of whack, but I wanted to pass along word that Fausto Carmona will make at least one more start for Triple-A Columbus before the Indians deem him ready to rejoin the big-league rotation.

Carmona took the 3-2 loss to Pawtucket on Sunday, giving up three runs on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts over seven innings. He is now 1-3 with a 3.55 ERA in five starts for Columbus, walking six and striking out 27 in 33 innings.

The Indians sent Carmona, their No. 2 starter at season’s outset, to rookie ball in early June, and they feel his progress in the Minors has been steady.

“The last thing we want is to cut it short at the end,” Eric Wedge said.

Wedge said Carmona has been a “total professional” while dealing with the demotion, and he understands that he is laying a foundation for the rest of his career.

UPDATE: Another reminder that the Twitter-literate can follow Tribe news here.

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