The Washington Nationals have placed starting pitcher Joe Ross on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. That move comes as Stephen Strasburg comes off the disabled list to make a start today. Strasburg missed two starts with an upper back strain.
The Nationals became concerned with Ross after his last start in which they noticed a significant drop in his pitch velocity. With Ross now on the DL, top prospect Lucas Giolito will stay on the roster with the Nats and pitch in place of Ross.