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Nationals place Joe Ross on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation

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The Nationals placed starter Joe Ross on the 15-day disabled list, creating an open roster spot for Stephen Strasburg to be activated from the DL and start on Sunday. Ross is dealing with shoulder inflammation, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Ross typically averages about 93 MPH on his fastball, but he experienced a sudden velocity loss towards the end of Saturday’s start against the Reds. He ended up going 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits and no walks with two strikeouts. Overall, he owns a 3.49 ERA with a 79/26 K/BB ratio in 95 1/3 innings.

With Ross sidelined, Lucas Giolito will almost certainly remain in the Nationals’ rotation.

Brewers sign Gio Gonzalez

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Milwaukee Brewers have signed Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez will get a $2 million base salary with $2 million in potential performance bonuses.

Gonzalez was excellent for the Brewers down the stretch last season, posting a 2.13 ERA over his final five regular season starts. While it’s not likely he can replicate that, given how terrible Milwaukee’s rotation has been thus far — they have a 5.74 ERA as a group this season — he can’t hurt.

Not a bad landing pad for a guy who had to settle for a minor league deal with the Yankees before being released over the weekend.