Angels could get Rasmus back relatively soon
The Los Angeles Angels have been without reliever Cory Rasmus since he underwent abdominal surgery during spring training, but that chapter may be coming to a close soon.
Manager Mike Scioscia told Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register on Monday that Rasmus is 'a few days away' from starting a rehab stint.
Rasmus came up big for the Halos in late 2014, after starter Garrett Richards went down with his season-ending knee issue. Rasmus stepped in to fill Richards' place in the rotation and made six starts, posting a 2.57 ERA and doing his part to save the overtaxed Angels' bullpen down the stretch.
Fletcher notes that Rasmus had been groomed as a starter for this season prior to his injury, but that delay (and the Angels' wealth of starting pitchers) means he'll assume a spot in the bullpen once he's able to return to the 25-man roster.