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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. 300) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) was scratched from a scheduled relief appearance Tuesday due to illness.

Fortunately, his arm is fine. Skaggs should be back in action over the weekend. The southpaw is making his way back from Tommy John surgery and could be ready to contribute with the big club by the end of April.
Mar 29 - 1:10 PM

In his first game appearance since July 31, 2004, Tyler Skaggs (elbow) allowed an unearned run over two innings of work Thursday against the White Sox.

Skaggs, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, struck out two batters and walked none. The southpaw is set to begin the season on the disabled list, but he could be an option for the Angels’ rotation by the end of April.
Mar 24 - 7:47 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) is scheduled to throw two innings in a Cactus League game Thursday.

Skaggs made it through another simulated appearance Saturday without issue and has now been given clearance to face real major league hitters. The left-hander is still working back to full strength from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He could become an option for the Angels' starting rotation around mid-to-late April.
Mar 21 - 2:55 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) pitched two innings Saturday in a simulated game.

It was the first time Skaggs has faced hitters who were allowed to swing since undergoing Tommy John surgery in July 2014. He's expected to pitch in a minor league game next Thursday. The hope is he'll be ready to join the Angels in mid-April.
Mar 19 - 4:35 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) threw 30 pitches to hitters on Monday in Angels camp.

The next step for the rehabbing left-hander will be a simulated appearance, scheduled for Saturday. Skaggs is 19 months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He could become an option for the Angels' starting rotation by the end of April.
Mar 14 - 3:35 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) will throw one more bullpen session Saturday before facing hitters in live batting practice.

Skaggs is 19 months removed from Tommy John surgery, but the Angels are still taking it slowly with him this spring and he's not expected to be ready for Opening Day. Once physically ready, he's expected to be assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Mar 11 - 10:55 AM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) threw another bullpen session Monday morning in Angels camp.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters afterward that the workout went "great." Skaggs will probably face live hitters Wednesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in August 2014. He's likely to begin the 2016 season at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Mar 7 - 12:29 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday.

Skaggs, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, had to skip a few days of throwing last week when his pitching arm felt a little off. He's about 10 days away from game action and could need a stint on the disabled list to start the season. Skaggs is likely to head to Triple-A once he's ready.
Mar 4 - 12:20 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) has resumed throwing after taking a day off last week because his arm "didn’t feel quite right," according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.

It's pretty normal for a pitcher coming back from Tommy John surgery to have days where he just feels a bit off, so we wouldn't read much into last week's hiccup. Skaggs still hasn’t faced hitters in live batting practice, which he'll obviously need to do before being cleared for game action. He's likely to begin the season in Triple-A Salt Lake's rotation.
Feb 29 - 6:45 PM

Tyler Skaggs will be limited to pitching 165-175 innings this season.

The left-hander is 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery. While Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey have resisted innings limits in the past, Skaggs agrees that the Angels' plan is better for his long-term health. "Guys that I've talked to said that when it gets to September, they know that limit is good," said Skaggs. "You've been gone for a full year, and you start losing juice at the end. So it's good to have an innings limit." The 24-year-old is competing for one of the Angels' final two rotation spots.
Feb 20 - 5:11 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) said Thursday he's thrown five bullpen sessions already this year.

Skaggs resumed throwing last month after spending the entire 2015 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He said he's throwing 45-50 pitches in sessions and said things "are going really well." Skaggs is guaranteed nothing heading into spring, and pitchers usually require some time to get back up to full speed once they get back on the mound, but few situations would be more friendly to an aspiring starter than the Angels. If he shows something, the 24-year-old could certainly leave camp as a member of the rotation.
Feb 11 - 7:22 PM

Angels activated LHP Tyler Skaggs from the 60-day disabled list.

The left-hander missed the entire 2015 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery that he underwent last August. He'll head into spring training looking to secure a spot in the Opening Day rotation.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:53:00 PM

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) has begun throwing two 40-pitch bullpen sessions per week.

Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Skaggs has been throwing only fastballs to this point. The left-hander noted Saturday that he's gained 10 pounds since the operation as he looks to add more muscle. He won't be game-ready until spring training.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 09:52:00 AM

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