Philadelphia Phillies starter Alec Asher (0-6) lasted just two innings Saturday, giving up three earned runs on six hits while walking none and striking out one in a 5-2 loss to the Miami Marlins .
Asher threw just 43 pitches in his Sept. 30 shellacking against the New York Mets , allowing him to start against Miami on short rest. The outing may have been ill-advised, as Asher was pummeled in his two innings, lasting just 44 pitches in Game 2 of the doubleheader. The 23-year-old posted a 4.73 ERA in Triple-A Round Rock while still in the Texas Rangers organization -- perhaps an indication that Asher is not ready to face big league hitting.
Cleveland Indians utility man Zach Walters (shoulder) will be sidelined for up to six months after needing surgery to repair a torn labrum, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Walters may not be ready for action when spring training starts and was facing an uphill battle of landing a utility role to start with.
Chicago White Sox starter Erik Johnson went 6 1/3 innings Saturday, giving up two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four in a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers .
The 25-year-old continued his bid for a 2016 rotation spot, ending his season with four quality starts in six outings. Johnson doesn't miss many bats and allows too many walks, which limits his fantasy value, but his peripherals generally show improvement from his major league stint last season.