Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has been cleared to face hitters Friday, multiple media outlets reported.

The move is the next step in the rehabilitation process for Carrasco, who has been sidelined since late May with a blood condition that was later revealed to be chronic myeloid leukemia.

The 32-year-old completed a pair of batting practice sessions on consecutive days this week without issue.

There is no timetable for the return of Carrasco, who last pitched on May 30.

"Even if this just helps him feel better, that's OK with us," Indians manager Terry Francona said, per Cleveland.com. "We'd love for him to come back and pitch, but if this is what helps him get through the day, if that's what it leads to, we're OK with that, too."

Carrasco owns a 4-6 mark with a 4.98 ERA in 12 starts this season after signing a four-year, $47 million contract extension on December.

Carrasco won 35 games over the previous two seasons. He has a career mark of 83-68 with a 3.78 ERA in 219 appearances (183 starts). He has spent his entire 10-year career with the Indians.

--Field Level Media

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