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Tyler Skaggs | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Tyler Skaggs allowed one run on four hits over four innings in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks.
Skaggs struck out three and did not walk a batter on the afternoon. The lone run to score on his watch came home in the third inning. Skaggs has dealt with a shoulder injury this spring, but it would appear that he is beginning to round into form with an eye on a possible spot in the Opening Day rotation. Mar 25 - 7:18 PM

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Tyler Skaggs struck out five over four scoreless innings in a minor league game Monday.

Skaggs yielded one hit and one walk on the night, sitting 91-92 mph with his fastball and touching 94 mph. The left-hander was slowed early on in camp by a shoulder injury, but he said he felt "great" Monday and still has a chance to be ready to take one of the Angels' first five starts of the regular season.
Mar 20 - 10:38 PM

Tyler Skaggs is scheduled to pitch a minor league game on Monday.

Skaggs is trying to get his pitch count up after missing time with a shoulder injury earlier this month. He passed a team-administered strength test after Wednesday's game against the Giants and is slated to throw about 50 pitches on Monday. He's hoping to be at full strength by Opening Day.
Mar 16 - 10:00 PM

Tyler Skaggs cruised through two hitless frames Wednesday in the Angels’ Cactus League loss to the Giants.

He finished with two strikeouts and the same number of walks. Skaggs was skipped last time through the rotation due to shoulder soreness, but didn’t show any lingering effects Wednesday in Scottsdale. The left-hander shut down the Giants’ A team while hitting 92 mph on the radar gun. Skaggs is hoping to finally get a full season under his belt after being limited to 10 games last year in his return from Tommy John surgery.
Mar 15 - 8:17 PM

Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) will start on Tuesday.

Skaggs had his last start scratched due to shoulder weakness, but he's already feeling a lot better. He's slated to throw two innings in his return to action on Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, he should be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 14 - 11:50 AM

Tyler Skaggs (shoulder) plans to throw a bullpen session Friday or Saturday.

Skaggs was scratched from his latest turn in the Angels' spring rotation due to weakness in his shoulder, but it sounds like a routine type of thing. He told reporters Thursday morning that he has not stopped throwing. The left-hander should be ready for Opening Day, assuming everything is on the level here.
Mar 9 - 11:21 AM

Tyler Skaggs will have his next start pushed back due to weakness in his shoulder.

The decision was made after going for a strength test. He's feeling better now, but the Angels don't want to push things. Skaggs projects to begin the year in the Angels' rotation if he can stay healthy. The southpaw was shaky in his return from Tommy John surgery last season, putting up a 4.17 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 10 starts.
Mar 8 - 12:29 PM

Tyler Skaggs walked four and surrendered three runs in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the White Sox.

Not to read too much into spring training early on, but we would like to see Skaggs tighten up his control. He struggled with it in his return from Tommy John last season, posting a 1.49 WHIP and walking 23 batters in 49 2/3 frames. He figures to be a member of the Angels' rotation to start the season, but we would advise against him for fantasy purposes until he can prove that he stay healthy and pitch effectively.
Mar 4 - 6:31 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 12:53:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 07:44:00 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."
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:44:00 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.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 07:18:00 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.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 07:39:00 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.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:36:00 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.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 02:05:00 AM

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