WASHINGTON – Stephen Strasburg has probably two or three starts remaining before hes done for the season, and he can no longer claim he wasnt told the shutdown was coming.
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said he spoke to Strasburg about the right-handers innings limit Wednesday night on the flight home from a series against the Miami Marlins.
I said something to him on the plane, you know: Youve got a few more to go, Johnson said before Thursday nights game against St. Louis.
Around the leagues
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said left-hander Chris Rusin will likely be recalled from Triple-A Iowa to assume rookie Brooks Raleys spot in the Chicago rotation. Raley will be shut down because of an innings limit. The White Sox purchased the contract of infielder Jose Lopez from Triple-A Charlotte and placed backup catcher Tyler Flowers on the paternity leave list. Injured New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez (hand) is set to play for Class A Tampa at Lakeland in the Florida State League tonight.