The Los Angeles Angels have sent starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker to Triple A after a pair of bad starts.
Shoemaker allowed six runs on seven hits and walked three batters in 1 2/3 innings on Saturday. He gave up seven runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings in his last start.
“I kind of put myself in this position,” Shoemaker said, according to the Associated Press. “If I pitched better, it’s not an issue. That’s the way I look at it. I’ll go down and fix some things and get back here as quick as I can.”
The Angels also placed reliever Cory Rasmus on the disabled list with a forearm strain and called up relievers Cam Bedrosian and Mike Morin from Triple A. The team will need to call up a starter from the minors to take Shoemaker’s spot in the rotation on Thursday.
- Dan Gartland