Carrasco hits the books with young students

Carrasco hits the books with young students

CLEVELAND -- Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco went back to school on Wednesday.

After the 28-year-old visited Cleveland's Luis Munoz Marin School in May to stress the importance of reading to children, Carrasco took it upon himself to make a return visit, this time with a box of books he personally purchased.

Carrasco gave a speech to the room full of a children, took questions, signed autographs and sat down with them to read and do arts and crafts.

Carrasco gives back to community

Carrasco was recently selected as the Indians' nominee for the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, which pays tribute to Clemente's achievements and character by recognizing a player who represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. Carrasco's selection as Cleveland's nominee was recognized before Wednesday night's game against Kansas City.

Carrasco has also visited summer camps on several occasions throughout the season to teach children the game's fundamentals, and he paid a visit to Oberlin College to meet with students learning Spanish as a second language and share his experiences speaking his native tongue in a new country.

August Fagerstrom is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.