Arthur Rhodes has returned to the Class AA Hagerstown Suns' rotation after a month of inaction, but don't expect any complete games from him yet.
The left-hander is on a 50-pitch limit after recovering from shoulder problems and went only 3 2/3 innings in his last outing.
But the results don't indicate any difficulty. In two appearances, he has pitched a total of 6 1/3 innings and allowed one hit while facing 19 batters.
Statistics show how tough Rhodes has been at the start of games this season. The first three batters to face him are 2-for-22 with nine strikeouts and the first nine are 12-for-76 (.158) Overall, he is permitting a .209 batting average.
* MISCELLANEOUS: The team has undergone a raft of personnel changes, with IF Rod Lofton and pitchers Ozzie Peraza and ex-major-leaguer Chris Codiroli going to Rochester and Linskey coming back from the Red Wings. Linskey went 7 2/3 6-hit innings in his no-decision first start. P Dave Miller has joined the roster after recovering from an auto accident, and OF Vic Hithe has returned from the Mexican League. . . . Paul Carey hit the Suns' first inside-the-park home run in their Class AA history (332 games), at Albany-Colonie. . . . Reliever Joel McKeon yielded a home run to the first batter he faced this year. He has faced 171 hitters since and hasn't allowed a second homer. . . . The Suns are 5-1 when they have a live (not recorded) national anthem. . . . Catchers Doug Robbins and Mike Lehman have combined for 35 RBI. Lehman is hitting .345 this month, Robbins .340 at home and .313 on the road.