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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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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

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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

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

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

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