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Cory Rasmus | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cory Rasmus allowed two runs on three hits over three innings in earning a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday.
Rasmus was starting in place of the injured C.J. Wilson. Primarily a reliever, the Angels let him go three innings against the Dodgers on Sunday. He pitched adequately (if not spectacularly) in his time on the mound, striking out three and walking none. A two-run home run by Howie Kendrick in the third inning accounted for both runs against Rasmus. The Angels have yet to announce how they will be setting up their rotation moving forward, so another start is not a given for the 27-year-old. Aug 2 - 7:31 PM

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Angels recalled RHP Cory Rasmus from Triple-A Salt Lake.

He'll take Mike Morin's spot in the Angels' bullpen. Rasmus had core muscle surgery in March and has been limited to just 10 appearances (including three starts) at the Triple-A level this year.
Jul 30 - 4:39 PM

Angels optioned RHP Cory Rasmus to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Rasmus was up as the 26th man during Monday's doubleheader but didn't make an appearance. He'll be back at some point.
Jul 21 - 6:18 PM

Angels recalled RHP Cory Rasmus from Triple-A Salt Lake.

He'll serve as the 26th man during Monday's doubleheader versus the Red Sox. Rasmus has missed most of the season due to injury but holds a 3.18 ERA and 18/2 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings for Salt Lake.
Jul 20 - 7:48 PM

Angels activated RHP Cory Rasmus from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Rasmus has successfully rehabbed from core muscle surgery but needs some time in the minors to sharpen things up. He'll be back with the Angels in the second half.
Jul 3 - 3:32 PM

Cory Rasmus (abdomen) is an option to take Jered Weaver's (hip) spot in the Angels' rotation.

Rasmus just began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake and would only be able to go 3-4 innings if the Angels pick him to take the ball next week. He's been out all season following core muscle surgery.
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Jun 22 - 8:18 PM

Cory Rasmus (abdomen) will begin a rehab assignment in the next couple days.

He's been out all season following core muscle surgery, so the rehab assignment figures to be a lengthy one. Rasmus has started and relieved for the Angels but will likely be brought back as a relief option.
Jun 15 - 8:05 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday that Cory Rasmus (abdomen) is not ready for rehab appearances.

Rasmus resumed throwing in late May, but he hasn't been cleared yet to pitch in live minor league games and it's not clear when that will happen. The 27-year-old right-hander has been out all season with a core muscle injury. He underwent surgery in March.
Jun 8 - 12:01 PM

Cory Rasmus (abdomen) could begin a rehab assignment next week.

Rasmus had surgery to repair a core muscle in late March. He'll likely need a few weeks on the rehab assignment before returning to the Angels in mid-June.
May 27 - 7:24 PM

Cory Rasmus (abdomen) is expected to resume throwing off a mound this week.

Rasmus has been long-tossing from 120 feet as he works his way back from March core muscle surgery. He could be an option for the Angels at some point next month.
May 17 - 12:01 PM

Angels transferred RHP Cory Rasmus from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Gary Brown. Rasmus will now be out until at least early June as he makes his way back from core muscle surgery.
Apr 22 - 2:26 PM

Cory Rasmus will undergo surgery to repair a core muscle and is expected to be sidelined 6-8 weeks.

Rasmus, who was one of the most consistent relievers for the Angels in 2014, was expected to work in a middle relief role. His injury opens up a bullpen spot that the Angels must now scramble to fill from the remaining options in camp. Matt Lindstrom would seem to be one obvious beneficiary.
Mar 21 - 1:58 PM

Cory Rasmus got the start and allowed two runs over three innings of work in a loss to the Mariners Sunday.

Making his sixth start of the year, Rasmus gave up three hits and a walk in his three innings. Rasmus served primarily as a reliever this season, finishing 3-2 with a 2.57 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 57/17 K/BB ratio over 56 innings.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 08:49:00 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that he "will consider" Cory Rasmus for a playoff start.

The proposition obviously wasn't near the radar just a few weeks ago, but Rasmus has surprised with a 1.69 ERA and 16/4 K/BB ratio over 16 innings across five starts after being pressed into rotation duty. He hasn't gone more than four innings or thrown more than 59 pitches in any outing, so any playoff start would be abbreviated. However, Rasmus being picked probably isn't a long shot given the state of the Angels' rotation beyond Jered Weaver.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 08:45:00 PM

Cory Rasmus fired four shutout innings against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Rasmus only allowed one hit and no walks in the mini-gem, striking out four. Instead of doing the predictable thing and trading for a mediocre starter to fill Garrett Richards' old rotation spot, Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided to make the turn a bullpen day, always to be kicked off by Rasmus. This was Rasmus' fourth consecutive start, and he hasn't thrown more than 49 pitches in any of them (43 tonight). Rasmus (2.57 ERA) has a nice matchup on deck with the Rangers coming to town, but don't expect him to pitch long enough to have a shot at a win.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:29:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1David Murphy
2Shane Victorino
3Matt Joyce
4Daniel Robertson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1David DeJesus
2C.J. Cron
3Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Trevor Gott
6Cesar Ramos