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Tyler Skaggs | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 197
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Tyler Skaggs underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
The southpaw will be sidelined until 2016 after the procedure. He can be dropped in virtually all formats if he hasn't been already. Aug 13 - 7:21 PM

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Tyler Skaggs (elbow) has been told he will not pitch until the 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

Skaggs has a partial ulnar collateral ligament tear and has been ruled out through the end of next season even if his rehab goes well. It's a sensible move on the Angels' part, as Skaggs doesn't figure to be at full strength at any point next year, anyway. He's not arbitration-eligible until 2017.
Aug 10 - 2:58 PM

Tyler Skaggs will undergo Tommy John surgery.

The Angels said earlier this month that Skaggs wouldn't need surgery to repair a left flexor tendon strain, but it's an injury that often leads to Tommy John surgery and that will be the case here. It's obviously terrible news for the Angels and Skaggs, as the young lefty now won't be counted on until the 2016 season.
Aug 10 - 1:41 PM

Angels transferred LHP Tyler Skaggs from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move effectively ends his season, as he wouldn't be eligible to return until October. It's surprising, as the Halos had been hopeful of the young left-hander rejoining the rotation at some point in September. Skaggs does not need surgery to repair a left flexor tendon strain, but the Angels have obviously opted to be extra cautious here.
Aug 10 - 1:29 PM

Tyler Skaggs (forearm) has yet to be cleared to resume throwing.

Skaggs does not need surgery to repair a left flexor tendon strain, but the Angels will give him plenty of time to rest. They're hoping the young left-hander will be ready to rejoin the rotation at some point in September.
Aug 10 - 12:32 PM

Tyler Skaggs does not need surgery to repair a left flexor tendon strain.

Skaggs left Thursday's start with the injury. There's no timetable for his return, but the left-hander fully expects to rejoin the Angels' rotation at some point this season. Hector Santiago is expected to slide back into the rotation in his place for now.
Aug 1 - 5:11 PM

Angels placed LHP Tyler Skaggs on the 15-day disabled list with a left forearm strain.

Skaggs exited Thursday's start with the injury. MRI results are not yet available, but the Angels are hopeful that it's not a serious injury. Understandably, they wanted to play things safely with the young left-hander. Hector Santiago seems likely to re-enter the rotation in Skaggs' place.
Aug 1 - 3:17 PM

Tyler Skaggs (forearm) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

Skaggs' elbow ligament is fine and the Angels are confident his forearm tightness is a minor issues, but they don't want to take any chances. He'll undergo an MRI Friday before the Halos officially make a decision. "The doctor said the UCL [ulnar collateral ligament] is fine," Skaggs said. "At the moment, it’s not looking bad. I have full range of motion, and the tests went well. We’ll see tomorrow, though. It’s not feeling too bad right now."
Aug 1 - 10:06 AM

Tyler Skaggs has been told that the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow is fine.

He'll undergo further testing on Friday before it's determined how much time he'll miss. Skaggs exited Thursday's start against the Orioles with tightness in his left forearm, but it's sounding like he has a shot to not miss his next turn.
Aug 1 - 8:43 AM

Tyler Skaggs exited Thursday's start against the Orioles with tightness in his left forearm.

The good news is that it doesn't appear to be a serious ailment at the moment. Skaggs should be re-evaluated on Friday before it's determined how much time he'll miss, but the Angels could play it safe and DL him even if it's not a major injury.
Jul 31 - 9:00 PM

Tyler Skaggs left Thursday's start against the Orioles with an apparent arm injury.

Skaggs was cruising along, tossing 4 2/3 hitless frames with seven strikeouts, before walking off the field with the Angels' trainer. He appeared to point to his left forearm as he approached the dugout, which obviously isn't a good sign. The Halos should update Skaggs' status soon.
Jul 31 - 8:42 PM

Tyler Skaggs took a no-decision after allowing five runs in 6 2/3 innings thanks to the Angels offense coming from behind late en route to a win on Sunday.

Skaggs hasn't been too impressive on the mound over his last three starts now. Against the Mariners, he gave up eight hits, walked one, and struck out five. The lefty now has a 4.65 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 74/27 K/BB ratio. Skaggs will try to turn things around when he takes on the Tigers at home on Friday.
Jul 20 - 7:43 PM

Tyler Skaggs gave up six runs on seven hits over five innings but went home with the win against the Rangers on Sunday.

It wasn't impressive, but the left-hander will take it -- Sunday's win was his first since May 20. After getting off to a fast start, Skaggs enters the break with a 5-5 record, 4.50 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. He's shown flashes of being a nice fantasy contributor, but until he does it regularly he won't be much more than an AL-only option this season.
Jul 13 - 8:16 PM

Tyler Skaggs held the Blue Jays to three runs in 6 2/3 innings Tuesday in a loss.

Skaggs gave up 11 hits, but only one was truly damaging -- Jose Reyes' two-run homer in the seventh inning with two outs, which ended his night. If he got the out, Los Angeles would have had three innings to overcome a 1-0 deficit. Instead, the game was over. Because of scheduling quirks and missing almost a month with a balky right hamstring, this was his first home start since May 20. The 22-year-old takes a 4-5 record and 4.15 ERA into a weekend date with the Rangers.
Jul 9 - 1:25 AM

Tyler Skaggs limited the White Sox to two runs in 7 2/3 innings Wednesday in his return from the disabled list.

This qualifies as one of Skaggs' best efforts of the year. With a 64/25 K/BB ratio and just six homers allowed in 84 1/3 innings, he's pitched better than his 4.16 ERA indicates. He could be something of a mixed-league sleeper in the second half.
Jul 2 - 11:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
3John Buck
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3Shawn O'Malley
3B1David Freese
2Gordon Beckham
3Luis Jimenez
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
2Tony Campana
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Alfredo Marte
3Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
2Efren Navarro
3Brennan Boesch
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Fernando Salas
8Yoslan Herrera
9Michael Roth
10Cam Bedrosian
11Cory Rasmus
12Vinnie Pestano
13Sean Burnett
14Brian Moran