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Matt Shoemaker | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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Angels GM Billy Eppler confirmed that Matt Shoemaker is still dealing with "symptoms" related to a strained forearm.
Shoemaker was tentatively scheduled to return Sunday against the Red Sox but instead was sent back to Los Angeles for further evaluation. A recent MRI cleared Shoemaker of any structural damage, though obviously there's still something bothering him. Parker Bridwell has been starting in his place. Jun 22 - 7:34 PM

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Matt Shoemaker (forearm) will head back to Los Angeles to be reevaluated.

Shoemaker was hoping to return to the rotation Sunday against Boston, but obviously that's not happening. He must have overdone it by playing catch on Wednesday. Parker Bridwell will continue to start in his place.
Jun 22 - 5:56 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) played catch from 120 feet on Wednesday.

Shoemaker is on the mend from a strained right forearm suffered in a start against the Yankees last week. The hope here is that he will be able to rejoin the rotation on Sunday when the Angels take on the Red Sox. He would need to put in a full bullpen without discomfort on Friday if that weekend start is to occur.
Jun 21 - 7:03 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) played catch Tuesday and told reporters that it went well.

Shoemaker was placed on the disabled list Saturday, retroactive to last Thursday, with a strained right forearm muscle. That injury usually requires a lengthy absence, sometimes surgery, but it sounds like Shoemaker could return to the Angels' rotation within the next couple of weeks. He might even start Sunday in Boston.
Jun 20 - 4:12 PM

Angels placed RHP Matt Shoemaker on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right forearm.

He didn't throw his usual day-after bullpen session after leaving Wednesday's start early and will now miss his next start, though Shoemaker figures to be back as soon as his 10 days are up. Parker Bridwell is expected to start in Shoemaker's place Tuesday against the Yankees.
Jun 17 - 5:42 PM

Matt Shoemaker's status for his next start Tuesday against the Yankees is up in the air.

He exited Wednesday's start (also against the Yankees) after feeling tightness in his right forearm. Shoemaker was reportedly feeling better on Thursday but didn't throw his usual bullpen session. Daniel Wright, who was just called up from Triple-A Salt Lake, would likely draw the start if Shoemaker can't go on Tuesday.
Jun 15 - 7:25 PM

Matt Shoemaker came out of his start Wednesday due to forearm tightness.

That's never a good thing, and a DL stint seems very likely. The Angels could put Daniel Wright into the rotation in Shoemaker's place, but he probably wouldn't have any fantasy value.
Jun 15 - 1:21 AM

Matt Shoemaker was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Yankees due to an apparent injury.

After running over to cover first on an infield single by Didi Gregorius in the fourth inning, Shoemaker had a long meeting on the mound with the trainer and manager Mike Scioscia before ultimately exiting stage left. He threw 58 pitches in his three-plus frames. The nature of his injury should clarify on Thursday.
Jun 14 - 11:42 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed two earned runs, five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings against the Twins on Saturday.

Shoemaker threw 64 of his 103 pitches for strikes for his third consecutive quality start at home. He has still been more effective on the road, posting a 3.48 ERA and .213 opponent batting average across six road starts while going 4-1 with a 3.76 ERA in six home outings.
Jun 4 - 2:21 AM

Matt Shoemaker surrendered four earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Marlins.

In his last start, Shoemaker yielded just three hits over 6 1/3 innings in a combined shutout of the Rays. But it was a very different experience for him on Sunday. Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo bomb in the first inning and J.T. Riddle added a two-run blast in the fifth, just after an RBI single by Ichiro Suzuki. Shoemaker's season ERA jumped from 3.97 to 4.26 in the loss. He'll get the Twins at home next.
May 28 - 4:52 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed three hits over 6 1/3 innings and combined with three relievers on a shutout of the Rays on Tuesday.

Shoemaker has won three straight. He's sporting a 3.23 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 47 1/3 innings over his last seven starts.
May 23 - 10:32 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed four runs -- three earned -- over 6 1/3 innings and struck out nine in beating the White Sox on Wednesday.

Shoemaker topped his season high in strikeouts by two. He's fanned 50 in 50 1/3 innings overall. There's been a few too many walks and homers so far to give him a strong ERA -- he's currently at 4.47 -- but things should get better.
May 18 - 2:07 AM

Matt Shoemaker allowed three hits over six innings Friday in the Angels' 7-0 win over the Tigers.

Finally, a grade 'A' outing from Shoemaker. He had allowed just two runs in four of his previous seven starts, but he entered with a 5.21 ERA and even his stronger outings weren't particularly inspiring. This one seems like a step forward. He finished with a 7/1 K/BB ratio after coming into the game at 34/18 in 38 innings.
May 13 - 1:33 AM

Matt Shoemaker yielded five runs on five hits over six-plus innings in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Shoemaker was cruising along with a 2-0 lead heading into the fourth inning, but matters devolved on him at that point, with Josh Reddick notching an RBI single and Jose Altuve doing considerably more than that with a three-run home run. When the dust settled, Shoemaker and the Halos trailed 4-2. Evan Gattis polished off the scoring on his line with a solo home run to lead off the seventh inning. Shoemaker struck out four and walked three on the afternoon before being relieved of duty. A home start against the Tigers shows next on his schedule. He will carry an unappealing 5.21 ERA and 1.34 WHIP into that outing.
May 7 - 6:42 PM

Matt Shoemaker allowed three earned runs, four hits and four walks with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday in Seattle.

Shoemaker was on the hook for the loss until the Halos offense got to M's relievers Tony Zych and Edwin Diaz for a pair of runs to force extra innings. The veteran right-hander has allowed three or fewer earned runs in five of his six outings which is good. The bad news is that he has lasted longer than 5 1/3 innings just once so far this season.
May 3 - 2:46 AM

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