LA Angels: Cory Rasmus to have surgery on a core muscle
The LA Angels have seen their fair share of injuries to the pitching staff. In fact, the Angels pitching staff currently has four pitchers on the DL. The latest edition is RHP Cory Rasmus, who hasn’t pitched for the Angels since June 12th.
Sadly, these types of post are happening way to often this season. This is a season where injuries have crippled the LA Angels starting rotation. Now, another pitcher is hitting the DL for an extended amount of time.
Veteran reliever Cory Rasmus will undergo surgery to repair a core muscle as first reported by Alden Gonzalez of mlb.com.
This means that Jhoulys Chacin and Joe Smith will likely get extended playing time in the wake of Rasmus’ injury.
The LA Angels won their first series in nearly a month yesterday, as they beat the Tampa Bay Rays three games to one. While June is a rough month for the LA Angels, July is looking better. The LA Angels are above .500 for the month.
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Recently, the LA Angels have announced that C.J. Wilson is going to have shoulder surgery and remain shutdown for 2016.
Also, Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney are unlikely to pitch until 2018. The LA Angels have also said that Tyler Skaggs is close to a return as he is rehabbing in Triple-A with the Salt Lake Bee’s.
Since the LA Angels have made progress in the last couple of weeks it is unclear if a trade is going to be made to bring in a more reliable relief pitcher.
Many LA Angels fans assumed Tim Lincecum would save the rotation; however, Lincecum has struggled since he’s first outing.
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While the LA Angels have some options in the bullpen, nothing has been consistent enough to gather wins, especially if the starters fault. It’s up to GM Billy Eppler and Mike Scioscia to keep tweaking the rotation until something clicks long term.