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Matt Shoemaker | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Eastern Michigan
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Shoemaker was outstanding in Wednesday's Cactus League start against the Indians, racking up seven strikeouts over five innings of one-run ball.
The right-hander scattered two hits on the afternoon while walking one. The only blemish on his day came on a solo blast off the bat of Tyler Naquin in the third inning. It was much-needed bright spot for Shoemaker after he was shelled by the Cubs his last time out. When he's on his game, he's among the top hurlers in the American League, but as we have seen, the wheels can fall off quickly here. Mar 14 - 8:46 PM

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Matt Shoemaker surrendered six runs in 3 2/3 innings in Friday’s Cactus League loss to the Cubs.

Shoemaker gave up eight hits, including two-run homers to Kyle Schwarber and David Bote. That’s back-to-back shaky outings for the veteran right-hander. He’s now allowed five homers in just 8 1/3 innings this spring after allowing 15 of them in just 77 2/3 innings last season. The Angels are going with six starters, so Shoemaker is assured of a rotation spot if healthy, but there’s not a lot of upside here if that issue continues.
Mar 9 - 7:19 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed three runs in his 2 1/3 innings against the Rockies on Sunday in his second Cactus League appearance.

Shoemaker, 31, gave up four hits and a walk. Two of those hits were homers in the second inning; a solo shot by Garrett Hampson and a two-run shot by super-prospect Brendan Rodgers. Shoemaker has a role in the Angels rotation all but locked up, but he's going to have to limit the homers to a dull roar if he has any chance of being an effective fantasy starter in 2018.
Mar 4 - 5:02 PM

Matt Shoemaker gave up a run in 2 1/3 innings on Tuesday against the Rockies, strking out one in his Cactus League debut.

Shoemaker's only blemish was a solo shot by Mike Tauchman in the second innings. The 31-year-old right-hander is coming off a rough 2017 season where he registered a 4.52 ERA that ended prematurely due to a surgery to release the radial nerve in his right forearm. Assuming a clean bill of health, he should pitch in the middle of the Los Angeles rotation, and with the vastly improved Angel offense, he could pick up his fair share of wins.
Feb 27 - 4:14 PM

Angels and RHP Matt Shoemaker avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.125 million contract.

Shoemaker held 4.52 ERA over 14 starts in 2017. He's under team control through 2020.
Jan 12 - 1:36 PM

Angels activated RHPs Matt Shoemaker, Alex Meyer, Nick Tropeano and JC Ramirez from the 60-day disabled list.

It's a paper move to return all four hurlers to the 40-man roster. Shoemaker, Tropeano and Ramirez are expected to be ready for spring training, while Meyer will be out until 2019 after having labrum surgery on his shoulder in September.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 08:48:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) threw three simulated innings in Arizona on Monday.

Shoemaker is rehabbing from season-ending surgery in early August to release the radial nerve in his right forearm. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Monday's throwing session was Shoemaker's final test before being cleared for a normal offseason. The 30-year-old was limited to 14 starts this season while posting a 4.52 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 11:07:00 AM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) will report to the Angels' spring training complex in the next few days to begin throwing off a mound.

Shoemaker had season-ending surgery in early August to release the radial nerve in his right forearm. He'll be built up with extended bullpen sessions in Arizona and will enter spring training with no limitations.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 04:18:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) resumed throwing Tuesday.

Shoemaker underwent season-ending surgery on August 8 to release the radial nerve in his right forearm, but he should have a relatively normal winter and be 100 percent for the beginning of spring training next February. The 30-year-old starter is arbitration-eligible this winter.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Angels transferred RHP Matt Shoemaker to the 60-day disabled list.

Nothing has changed in Shoemaker's recovery, this was merely done as a procedural move to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Blake Wood. Shoemaker underwent surgery earlier this month and will be sidelined until 2018.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 09:10:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker underwent surgery Tuesday to release the radial nerve in his right forearm.

Shoemaker is done for the remainder of the 2017 season, finishing with a 4.52 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 69/28 K/BB ratio in 14 starts covering 77 2/3 innings. The 30-year-old right-hander is eligible for salary arbitration for the second time this winter.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 07:49:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker will undergo season-ending surgery to release the radial nerve in his right forearm.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Steve Shin in Los Angeles. The right-hander will be sidelined for 12-to-14 weeks. He should be fully healthy and ready to go by the time spring training rolls around.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 08:40:00 PM

The Angels announced Friday night that Matt Shoemaker continues to experience issues in his injured forearm and they are considering surgery.

Shoemaker suffered a setback on Friday when he felt something in his injured forearm during the second inning of a bullpen session. At this point, fantasy owners in redraft leagues can safely cut bait as he's very unlikely to return this season.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 12:30:00 AM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) will throw a simulated game Saturday or Sunday.

Shoemaker had a setback on his rehab assignment a month ago but is ramping things back up again. He hasn't pitched for the Angels since mid-June and obviously has a ways to go before we can talk about a possible return.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) has been long-tossing from 150 to 200 feet.

Shoemaker is hoping to throw off a mound on Wednesday or Thursday. If that goes smoothly, Shoemaker could begin a minor league rehab stint as soon as next week. A strained forearm has sidelined the right-hander since mid-June.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 11:30:00 PM

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