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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 faced hitters Wednesday for the first time since he was hit in the head by a line drive last September.
Shoemaker required emergency brain surgery after being hit by the liner, but all has gone well in his rehab. He faced five hitters on Wednesday and said that he felt great. "It is a big deal but I'm glad it didn't feel like a big deal," said Shoemaker. The veteran right-hander wore something in his cap as a precaution and could use some sort of protective gear during the season. Feb 22 - 3:28 PM

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Matt Shoemaker (head) said Tuesday that he feels 100 percent.

Great news. Shoemaker required surgery last September when he was hit in the head by a line drive and suffered a small skull fracture. Baseball is secondary after such a scary ordeal, but he's feeling good and on track to begin the year in the Angels' rotation.
Feb 14 - 2:03 PM

Matt Shoemaker said Saturday that he has been doing full workouts this offseason and that he has been cleared for normal pitching activity.

The right-hander is very anxious to get back on the hill after suffering a small skull fracture when he was drilled by a line drive on September 4, ending his season prematurely. It sounds like he should be a full-go for the start of spring training and won't have any restrictions.
Jan 14 - 11:12 AM

Angels and RHP Matt Shoemaker avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.325 million contract.

He was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter as a Super 2 qualifier. Shoemaker's season ended early after he suffered a small fracture to the skull when he was hit by a liner on September 4, but he'll be 100 percent for spring training.
Jan 13 - 1:22 PM

Angels activated RHP Matt Shoemaker from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Shoemaker's season ended early after he suffered a small fracture to the skull when he was hit by a liner on September 4, but he should be OK come spring training.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 08:52:00 PM

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

This is merely a paperwork move and will have no effect on Shoemaker, whose 2016 season was cut short after he suffered a small fracture to the skull when he was hit by a liner on September 4. He was forced to undergo emergency surgery in order to stop the bleeding.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 08:28:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker was released from a local hospital in Seattle on Tuesday.

Shoemaker suffered a small skull fracture when he was struck in the head by a line drive on Sunday against the Mariners and needed late-night surgery to stop the bleeding. The right-hander will spend Tuesday night in a Seattle hotel before traveling home to Southern California. He is done pitching in 2016.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 07:41:00 PM

Angels placed RHP Matt Shoemaker on the 15-day disabled list with a small skull fracture.

Shoemaker had to be rushed to the hospital Sunday after taking a line drive to the head. He suffered a small skull fracture and hematoma, and needed emergency late-night surgery to stop additional bleeding. The right-hander is likely done pitching in 2016.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker underwent emergency surgery Sunday night to stop continued bleeding from his head.

Shoemaker suffered a small skull fracture and hematoma Sunday after being hit in the head by a line drive. There is obviously no timetable for his return to a baseball mound. He could very well be done for the year.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 02:10:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker sustained a small skull fracture and hematoma when hit by a line drive during Sunday's start against the Mariners.

The right-hander will spend the night in the hospital and visit a neurologist. There is no clear timetable for his return at the moment, but with the Angels out of playoff contention they certainly won't rush him back into action.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker is heading for a CT scan after being hit in the head by a line drive during Sunday's start against the Mariners.

Shoemaker is reportedly alert and responsive, which is a very encouraging sign following a scary incident. Shoemaker did sustain a laceration on his face, but the hope is that he was able to avoid any more serious injuries.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Mariners after being drilled in the head by a line drive off the bat of Kyle Seager.

The line drive was clocked at 105 mph, and hit Shoemaker in the right side of his head. In a very scary moment, Shoemaker remained on the ground for some time while being tended to by medical staff. He was able to walk off the field with the help of the trainers, holding a towel to his head. He'll head for further evaluation. The Angels should have an update on his status shortly, but fantasy owners relying on him for next week may want to secure an alternative option.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker yielded two runs in seven innings Monday in a win over the Reds.

Shoemaker struck out seven and walked none. It's the ninth time this year he's gone without walking a batter in a start. He deserves better than his 7-10 record and probably better than his 3.91 ERA; his FIP is about 2/5ths of a run lower.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 01:19:00 AM

Matt Shoemaker didn't have his strikeout stuff working but managed to cobble together six shutout innings in the Angels' 8-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

He fanned three while allowing just three hits and one walk. It has been an up-and-down year for Shoemaker but today was all up. His 8-13 record is not pretty but his 3.98 ERA is impressive considering how terribly he began the season. He has punched out 134 batters while walking just 30 in his 25 starts.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:35:00 PM

Matt Shoemaker turned in a strong effort in Thursday's win over the Mariners, firing seven innings of two-run ball.

Both runs Shoemaker allowed came courtesy of solo home runs, with Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz crushing shots in the first and sixth innings, respectively. The 29-year-old right-hander scattered five hits while striking out five and walking two over his seven innings of work. Shoemaker has pitched to a 4.14 ERA and 1.26 WHIP for the season as a whole, but he has been sharp over his previous 16 starts and that ERA is creeping closer and closer to dropping under 4.00. He will try to further erode those numbers in a road start against the Blue Jays next time out.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 01:21:00 AM

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