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Tyler Skaggs | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 gave up three hits and a run in a brief 1 2/3 inning start and took a loss to the Astros on Saturday.
Skaggs was expected to make a short start tonight after nursing a forearm strain in recent weeks. The start ended up being even shorter than expected because he had already thrown 45 pitches with two outs in the second frame. He surrendered only one run but took the loss when his team got shut out. He has a 4.17 ERA in 49 2/3 innings. Skaggs has a lot of talent but has missed extensive time to injury in each of the last several seasons. Oct 2 - 12:53 AM

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Tyler Skaggs (forearm) threw a successful bullpen session Tuesday.

The next step for Skaggs could be a short start -- probably four or five innings -- this weekend against the Astros. The left-hander has been sidelined since September 9 due to a flexor pronator strain in his throwing arm. Look for something more official Wednesday after Skaggs is reevaluated by the Angels' medical staff.
Sep 27 - 7:44 PM

Tyler Skaggs (forearm) has resumed playing catch and will throw off a mound in the coming week.

Skaggs was diagnosed with a mild flexor pronator strain a week and a half ago but is feeling much better. However, it's remains a long shot that he'll return this season. "He’s symptom free, but we are going to obviously be very conservative where his treatment is now to make sure that this doesn’t re-occur or turn into anything bigger," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Right now he feels great."
Sep 23 - 10:44 AM

Tyler Skaggs remains hopeful that he'll return this season after being diagnosed with a mild elbow strain.

Skaggs has his sights set on finishing the season healthy and getting to 100 innings. He could return to the Angels rotation at some point in the final week of the season, though the possibility remains that the club will simply play it safe and shut him down.
Sep 15 - 7:18 PM

The MRI on Tyler Skaggs' left forearm revealed no damage to the ulnar collateral ligament.

Skaggs was scheduled to start against the Mariners on Wednesday, but was scratched late Tuesday night due to left forearm tightness. At least for the time being, it appears he might have dodged significant injury. His MRI revealed a mild flexor pronator strain but no major structural damage. Skaggs underwent Tommy John surgery two seasons ago and even with the relatively clean MRI, it is unlikely he pitches again this season. The 25-year-old southpaw will be reevaluated in seven days.
Sep 14 - 7:39 PM

Tyler Skaggs has been scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start versus the Mariners and will undergo an MRI due to left forearm tightness.

Well, that's not good. There had been no hints that something might be up with Skaggs, as he's been terrific his last three times out. Given that Skaggs is in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, the Angels will take every precaution here. Look for Skaggs to be shut down even if the MRI shows only inflammation. Jhoulys Chacin will start Wednesday in Skaggs' place.
Sep 14 - 1:36 AM

Tyler Skaggs pitched six scoreless innings and struck out eight Friday against the Rangers.

Skaggs walked four, but he allowed just two hits in the contest. It looked like he'd be a non-factor in September after his big rough spell last month, but he's bounced back with three straight quality starts. The Angels still might want to shut him down at some point, as he is in his first year back from Tommy John surgery.
Sep 10 - 2:05 AM

Tyler Skaggs yielded three runs in six innings to earn a win over the Mariners on Saturday.

He punched out seven batters and walked just one. He gave up eight hits, including a two-run homer to Franklin Gutierrez and a solo blast to Nelson Cruz. He had the advantage of pitching with a big early lead and he made sure he didn't squander it. He is now 3-3 with a 4.71 ERA after eight starts. He has fanned 42 and walked 17 in 42 innings.
Sep 4 - 1:43 AM

Tyler Skaggs was fantastic in Sunday's win over the Tigers, allowing just two hits over six shutout frames.

Skaggs struck out six and walked two on the afternoon. He finished off his six scoreless frames having thrown 91 pitches (60 strikes). The 25-year-old southpaw has been an all-or-nothing fantasy option since returning from Tommy John surgery earlier this summer. In seven starts, he has notched three shutout performances. He surrendered four or more runs in each of his other four outings. It all equals out to a 4.75 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. A road start against the Mariners shows next on his schedule as he tries to build a bit of consistency through to the end of the season.
Aug 28 - 5:26 PM

Tyler Skaggs' struggles continued Tuesday, as he was chased after allowing four runs over four frames against the Blue Jays.

Skaggs really had issues with his control, walking five while allowing four hits and striking out just two. The left-hander tossed 12 1/3 scoreless innings in his first two starts back from the minors but has since given up 19 runs over his last four outings. He can't be trusted in fantasy leagues this weekend in Detroit.
Aug 23 - 10:25 PM

Tyler Skaggs lost to the Mariners after allowing four runs in 3 1/3 innings Wednesday.

Skaggs pitched 12 1/3 scoreless innings in his first two starts back in the majors last month. In his three starts this month, he's given up 15 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings. There's still a lot to like about his future, but there isn't much reason to think he'll finish strong in his first year back from Tommy John surgery.
Aug 18 - 1:59 AM

Tyler Skaggs was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Indians, allowing seven runs on 10 hits in five innings of work.

Skaggs walked one and struck out five in the ballgame. The Indians scratched out single runs in the first, second and fourth innings, then broke the game open with a three-run uprising in the fifth. As with many pitchers in their initial return from Tommy John surgery, Skaggs has been plagued by inconsistency since rejoining the Angels rotation. He'll carry a 4.37 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Mariners.
Aug 12 - 10:28 PM

Tyler Skaggs was charged with four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings but escaped with a no-decision versus the Mariners on Saturday.

He was peppered for nine hits, including two home runs. He struck out four and walked three. Skaggs was making his third start of the season after missing all of last year to Tommy John surgery. He did not allow any runs in either of his first two starts. The former top prospect has a ton of upside if he can stay healthy. He has a 2.04 ERA with 17 strikeouts and six walks in 17 2/3 innings so far.
Aug 7 - 1:48 AM

Tyler Skaggs delivered 5 1/3 innings of scoreless ball Sunday in the Angels' loss to the Red Sox.

He deserved a win, but Angels closer Huston Street allowed five runs in the top of the ninth inning to blow a 3-0 lead. Skaggs struck out eight and limited a very good Red Sox offense to four hits. He hasn't allowed a run since arriving back in the majors and he was absolutely dominant on his minor league rehab assignment. There's a lot to love about the 25-year-old former top prospect. Skaggs gets the Mariners on the road next.
Jul 31 - 7:29 PM

Tyler Skaggs showed no rust in carving up the Royals on Tuesday, allowing just three hits over seven scoreless innings in the Angels' 13-0 victory.

Making his first major league start since July 31, 2014, Skaggs was brilliant, needing just 88 pitches to get through his seven innings. He walked one and struck out five before exiting. The 25-year-old, who is working his way back from elbow and shoulder issues, had similar success in minor league rehab starts leading up to Tuesday, so it wasn't a total surprise, but dominating Triple-A opponents and flaying the defending World Series champs are two different things. Skaggs is definitely worth a mixed league flyer, and we'll get a better idea of what we're looking at when he squares off with the potent Red Sox offense on Sunday.
Jul 27 - 12:17 AM

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