After Strong Start, Angels Stash Rasmus On Salt Lake Roster
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ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com/AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have optioned right-hander Cory Rasmus to Triple-A Salt Lake after the reliever’s outstanding fill-in start in a shutout of Oakland.
The major league-leading Angels also reinstated infielder Grant Green from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday before their series finale against the Athletics.
Rasmus had six strikeouts during three innings of one-hit ball in his first career start Saturday night. He was optioned back to Triple-A Salt Lake to rest for a few days, manager Mike Scioscia said.
Los Angeles used eight pitchers in its three-hit shutout of the A’s, but elected to replace Rasmus with Green instead of a fresh arm. The Angels have a day off Monday, and then gain more roster flexibility when major league rosters expand from 25 players to 40.
Green missed 37 games with a lumbar strain, and has collected 12 hits during a seven-game rehab stint with the Salt Lake Bees. He is batting .313 for the Angels.
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