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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 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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Angels recalled LHP Tyler Skaggs from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Skaggs is over the elbow and shoulder troubles that have cost him nearly two years and will make his 2016 debut on Tuesday night in Kansas City. He dominated in his final two minor league rehab starts, racking up a combined 26 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings for Triple-A Salt Lake. Get the 25-year-old southpaw activated in all standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 26 - 4:27 PM

Tyler Skaggs will make his season debut for the Angels on Tuesday in Kansas City.

Skaggs has completed his rehab from Tommy John surgery and also from a shoulder ailment that cropped up earlier this season. The usual caution should be applied here with anyone coming back from Tommy John surgery, but Skaggs was dominant of late for Triple-A Salt Lake, allowing just two runs while striking out 26 over his last 12 2/3 frames. He's worth a flier in deeper mixed leagues.
Jul 24 - 1:20 PM

Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) looked in midseason form during Wednesday's rehab start for Triple-A Salt Lake, striking out 12 over 5 2/3 scoreless innings.

Skaggs yielded just one hit over his 5 2/3 innings of work. He is nearing a return to the majors after undergoing Tommy John surgery in the August of 2014. Several setbacks have prevented him from a speedier recovery. The 25-year-old southpaw could rejoin the Angels next week.
Jul 20 - 10:34 PM

Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) will make his next minor league rehab start on Wednesday with Triple-A Salt Lake.

Skaggs was originally scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, but he was pushed back a day due to rain. Nick Tropeano (elbow) appears likely to land on the disabled list, so Skaggs could replace him in the rotation as soon as next week. The Angels have a scheduled off-day on Thursday, so they can skip Tropeano's next turn this weekend.
Jul 19 - 1:07 PM

Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) will make at least one more rehab start with Triple-A Salt Lake.

Skaggs was fantastic in his most recent start on Thursday, allowing just one hit and no walks over seven scoreless innings while striking out 14 batters. His return from Tommy John surgery was pushed back due to a shoulder issue, but he's back on track now and should be stashed in a DL spot in deeper fantasy leagues.
Jul 15 - 7:29 PM

Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.

Skaggs is nearing a return from Tommy John surgery. He initially underwent the procedure in August of 2014. Typically recovery lasts around one year, but the 25-year-old southpaw has had multiple setbacks in his recovery, hence the extended stay on the shelf. Assuming no more complications, he could potentially return to the Angels within the next few weeks. Given his history of health complications, expect the team to play things cautiously if there are any warning flags during his remaining rehab outings.
Jul 13 - 8:00 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) is "getting close."

Skaggs is almost all the way back from Tommy John surgery. He'll make his second rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Salt Lake. Skaggs will throw either five innings or 75 pitches. Since debuting in 2012, Skaggs has posted a 4.72 ERA over 31 major league starts. Skaggs should join the Angels' rotation later this month if he can avoid setbacks.
Jul 2 - 7:22 PM

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 MLB.com, 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

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 MLB.com 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.
Source: MLB.com
May 25 - 5:41 PM

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