MLB Notes: Nationals Reinstate Stephen Strasburg From Disabled List

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals reinstated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list Sunday and moved starter Joe Ross to the DL with right shoulder inflammation.

Strasburg (10-0 2.90 ERA), on the DL retroactive to June 16 with an upper back strain, started Sunday's series finale against the Cincinnati Reds.

Ross, 23, labored through 5 1/3 innings against Cincinnati on Saturday, allowing a season-high 10 hits and four earned runs. Ross' velocity was noticeably down. After the game, manager Dusty Baker noted that the Nationals were "looking into some things."

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Moving Ross to the DL also means rookie Lucas Giolito will remain in the rotation. The 21-year-old threw four scoreless innings in his debut June 28 against the New York Mets.

Strasburg signed a seven-year, $175 million extension in May and is the first pitcher in franchise history to begin a season with 10 straight wins.

Diamondbacks place ace Zack Greinke on disabled list with oblique strain
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed Zack Greinke on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

The move is retroactive to last Wednesday.

The Diamondbacks ace left Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia after two innings. The injury came after Greinke hit a sacrifice fly.

Signed to a six-year, $206.5 million contract in the offseason, Greinke is 10-3 with a 3.62 ERA with Arizona. He had won seven of eight starts with a 2.18 ERA before last Tuesday's outing.

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals reinstated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list Sunday and moved starter Joe Ross to the DL with right shoulder inflammation.

Strasburg (10-0 2.90 ERA), on the DL retroactive to June 16 with an upper back strain, started Sunday's series finale against the Cincinnati Reds.

Ross, 23, labored through 5 1/3 innings against Cincinnati on Saturday, allowing a season-high 10 hits and four earned runs. Ross' velocity was noticeably down. After the game, manager Dusty Baker noted that the Nationals were "looking into some things."

Moving Ross to the DL also means rookie Lucas Giolito will remain in the rotation. The 21-year-old threw four scoreless innings in his debut June 28 against the New York Mets.

Strasburg signed a seven-year, $175 million extension in May and is the first pitcher in franchise history to begin a season with 10 straight wins.

Edwin Encarnacion suspended one game for making contact with umpire
TORONTO -- Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been suspended one game for making contact with umpire Vic Carapazza during an argument Friday.

Encarnacion, who leads baseball with 73 RBIs, is eligible to play while he appeals the penalty.

Encarnacion was ejected for the first time this season for arguing with Carapazza after being called out on strikes to end the first inning of Friday's 19-inning, 2-1 loss to Cleveland. Encarnacion made contact with Carapazza's left shoulder after being ejected.

Manager John Gibbons came out to break up the argument and was also ejected.

Later in the game, Carapazza ejected Toronto catcher Russell Martin for arguing balls and strikes. An irate Martin had to be restrained by bench coach DeMarlo Hale and third base coach Luis Rivera.

Following Friday's defeat, Martin said Carapazza "just wasn't very good today."

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