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Angels put starting pitcher Chase Silseth on 15-day injured list with elbow inflammation

 The Associated Press  |    Apr 8th, 2024 8:21pm EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels placed right-hander Chase Silseth on the 15-day injured list Monday with right elbow inflammation.

The 23-year-old starter has been hit hard in his first two appearances this season, yielding six runs on eight hits and four walks over eight innings for a 6.75 ERA. He gave up three runs on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over five innings Sunday in a loss to Boston, and he reported elbow pain to the Angels’ training staff Monday.

Silseth (0-1) earned the fifth spot in the Angels’ rotation during spring training to begin his third year in the big leagues. He is 5-5 with a 5.06 ERA in 25 major league appearances, including 17 starts.

José Soriano will take Silseth’s turn in the rotation starting Wednesday in Los Angeles’ series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays. Soriano made his major league debut last season, earning a regular role as a setup reliever for the Halos.

Soriano was a starter in the Angels’ minor leagues from 2016 to 2019 before having Tommy John surgery in 2020. He had a second Tommy John surgery in 2021, but recovered and pitched his way into the big leagues as a reliever.

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