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Tyler Skaggs | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) allowed one run over four innings Monday with High-A Inland Empire.
Skaggs, who hasn't pitched in the minors since April 20 due to shoulder discomfort, allowed four hits and no walks while striking out five. Per Alden Gonzalez of, he ranged in the 90-95 mph range and sat at around 93 mph. It was an encouraging performance for him. The Angels haven't announced the next step, but he could soon be moved up to face more advanced competition. Skaggs is making his way back from Tommy John surgery and could be an option for the Angels' rotation at some point in the second half. Jun 27 - 11:00 PM

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Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) is ready to pitch for High-A Inland Empire.

Skaggs threw in Arizona last week and now he's ready for his first official start in the minors since April 20. The southpaw's return from Tommy John surgery has been delayed due to shoulder discomfort.
Jun 27 - 6:55 PM

Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) is scheduled to throw three innings Wednesday in Arizona.

Skaggs was recently scratched from an appearance in extended spring training because of lingering discomfort in his shoulder, but the setback wasn't serious. He's back on track now, but it's unclear when he'll be ready to return to minor league action. The southpaw is on the comeback trail from his July 2014 Tommy John surgery.
Jun 20 - 5:50 PM

Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) won't make his next start in extended spring training.

The team is shutting him down due to shoulder soreness. Manager Mike Scioscia doesn't think the injury is serious and Skaggs is hoping to throwing a bullpen session later this week. Skaggs has suffered endless setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. It's anyone's guess if he'll make an appearance in Anaheim this year.
Jun 14 - 8:26 PM

Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) will throw five innings in extended spring training on Wednesday.

Skaggs threw three innings in Arizona on Friday, so he's ready to make the next step. Assuming all goes well on Wednesday, he'll start pitching in games with Triple-A Salt Lake. The 24-year-old left-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in July of 2014 and has been shut down for a month with biceps tendinitis.
Jun 6 - 5:49 PM

Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) will throw three innings in an extended spring training game on Friday.

Skaggs is fully rehabbed from Tommy John surgery but has been shut down since late April due to a shoulder issue. He'll eventually rejoin Triple-A Salt Lake's rotation and it's obviously going to be a while before he's an option for the Angels.
Jun 3 - 10:19 AM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow, biceps) threw a third bullpen session on Wednesday.

Skaggs will pitch in a simulated game on Saturday and could begin a rehab assignment shortly after. In a text, he told that his arm "feels great, with no restrictions." The 24-year-old left-hander underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in July of 2014. A bought of biceps tendinitis sidelined him from rehab work at the beginning of May.
May 25 - 5:41 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow, biceps) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

That's the word from Angels manager Mike Scioscia. Skaggs is on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and came down with biceps tendinitis earlier this month. He'll likely be asked to make several appearances in the minors before the Angels consider him an option for their starting rotation.
May 25 - 11:47 AM

Tyler Skaggs (biceps) was cleared to resume throwing after passing a strength test.

Skaggs has been shut down for three weeks with biceps tendinitis, but he threw from a distance of 60 feet on Monday and will stretch it out to 90 feet on Tuesday. He could be ready to advance to bullpen sessions within a week. There's no clear timetable for his return, but it's good news for a team that could really use it right now.
May 16 - 10:36 PM

Tyler Skaggs (biceps) could resume throwing this week.

Skaggs has been shut down for a couple weeks with biceps tendinitis. He'll have a strength test on Monday and might be cleared to resume a throwing program if that goes well.
May 15 - 2:05 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) has not resumed playing catch.

He hasn't thrown in three weeks. Skaggs has battled neck stiffness and biceps tendinitis during his rehab from Tommy John surgery. The Angels are confident it's only a minor setback but the clock is ticking. The Angels' pitching depth is dangerously thin right now with Andrew Heaney (elbow), Garrett Richards (elbow) and C.J. Wilson (shoulder) all injured. It doesn't look like Scaggs will be able to help Los Angeles any time soon.
May 14 - 9:14 PM

Tyler Skaggs did not go through his scheduled strength test Tuesday due to neck tightness.

Skaggs continues to run into setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Last week it was biceps tendinitis, and now it's a trapezius issue. There is no timetable for his 2016 major league debut.
May 10 - 7:24 PM

Tyler Skaggs will be shut down from throwing for another week after being diagnosed with biceps tendinitis.

Skaggs recently came down with some shoulder tightness while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. The southpaw will be reevaluated in a week, after which he could be cleared to resume a throwing program. He's still a ways off from joining the Angels.
May 2 - 9:50 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) was scratched from his scheduled rehab start Monday with Triple-A Salt Lake after he came down with fatigue from his last outing.

Skaggs is coming off Tommy John surgery, so the Angels don't want to push him. He hasn't been ruled out for his next outing, but Angels general manager Billy Eppler said he'll focus on regaining strength this week. Skaggs has posted a 2.79 ERA and 10/5 K/BB ratio in 9 2/3 innings over his first three rehab outings.
Apr 25 - 5:03 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) allowed one run on three hits over three innings in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.

Skaggs walked a pair and struck out one in the contest. It was his first time pitching competitively since suffering his elbow injury in July of 2012. Command, which can lag behind in a return from Tommy John surgery, was an issue for Skaggs in this one, throwing only 26 of his 42 pitches for strikes. He's expected to require at least another 3-4 minor league starts before becoming an option for the Angels.
Apr 10 - 11:40 PM

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