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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 (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. Oct 13 - 4:18 PM

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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.
Sep 19 - 5:55 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.
Aug 25 - 9:10 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.
Aug 8 - 7:49 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.
Aug 6 - 8:40 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.
Aug 5 - 12:30 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.
Aug 4 - 12:56 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.
Aug 1 - 11:30 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) will be shut down for 7-10 days after being diagnosed with posterior interosseous nerve syndrome.

Shoemaker had been in line to return right after the All-Star break, but he felt discomfort during a rehab start Tuesday. He's been given a cortisone shot and will have to restart from scratch after the shutdown period, so we're looking at multiple weeks before we'll see him again even in a best-case scenario.
Jul 7 - 4:15 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) has had his rehab stalled due to discomfort after a minor league outing on Tuesday.

While Shoemaker fired off three scoreless innings in his first minor league rehab start with High-A Inland Empire on Tuesday, he came away from the outing feeling somewhat off. The Angels will shut him down for the time being before he is reevaluated. He will not be back until after the All-Star break and now could potentially miss time into August depending on how quickly he is able to get things booted back up.
Jul 5 - 6:25 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) tossed three scoreless innings Tuesday in his rehab debut with High-A Inland Empire.

Shoemaker is expected to make at least one more rehab start before returning to the Angels' rotation shortly after the All-Star break. He has been on the disabled list since mid-June because of a strained right forearm.
Jul 4 - 11:35 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Tuesday.

He's expected to go 3-4 innings in Tuesday's outing and then require one additional rehab start before rejoining the Angels' rotation. That puts Shoemaker's return at the beginning of the second half if all goes well. He's been sidelined since mid-June with a strained right forearm.
Jul 3 - 6:14 PM

Matt Shoemaker's (forearm) scheduled bullpen session Thursday was pushed back due to illness.

It's unclear which day he'll throw the 'pen session instead, but it should be sometime this weekend. Shoemaker will need at least one rehab start before rejoining the Angels' rotation, so his return isn't imminent.
Jun 30 - 11:44 AM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Shoemaker played catch on Wednesday. This is a positive sign for the right-hander, who had been dealing with continued soreness in his forearm and was just cleared to resume throwing last week. Assuming his bullpen session goes well on Thursday, he could be nearing a rehab assignment. Parker Bridwell will continue to start in his place until he is healthy enough to return to action.
Jun 28 - 8:23 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) has been cleared to resume throwing.

Shoemaker was sent back to Los Angeles after feeling renewed soreness in his strained forearm earlier this week, but has already gotten the green light to resume throwing. He's still a long shot to make his next turn Friday against Seattle. Parker Bridwell has been starting in his place.
Jun 24 - 8:11 PM

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