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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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Angels transferred RHP Matt Shoemaker to the 60-day disabled list.
The move is procedural to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Ian Krol. Shoemaker has been shut down with a right forearm strain and isn't trending toward a return any time soon. May 19 - 8:45 PM

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Matt Shoemaker (forearm) has been shut down until further notice.

Shoemaker has thrown two bullpen sessions since suffering a strained forearm last month but admits his progress has been "slow." "He’s stuck in neutral right now," said manager Mike Scioscia. A similar injury limited the right-hander to just 14 starts last season. Until he resumes throwing, it will be hard to gauge Shoemaker's timeline. Obviously fantasy owners can't expect to have him back any time soon.
May 10 - 7:13 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) is throwing at a distance of 150 feet and believes a bullpen session is "close."

Shoemaker landed on the disabled list after his first start of the season because of a strained right forearm. He'll be brought along slowly given his recent forearm issues. The best-case scenario would be an early-June return.
May 1 - 9:52 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) resumed a throwing program Monday.

The right-hander will be brought along slowly after going on the disabled list following his first start of the season with a strained right forearm. Shoemaker had a forearm issue last season, as well, undergoing season-ending surgery in August.
Apr 23 - 6:30 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) hopes to resume throwing in a week or two.

Shoemaker was placed on the disabled list April 3 with right forearm discomfort, but tests run last week showed no new structural damage and he told reporters Tuesday that he has felt "drastic" improvement. It sounds like the 31-year-old starter could return in the first half, possibly even around mid-to-late May.
Apr 17 - 10:24 PM

EMG results on Matt Shoemaker's forearm found no new findings of nerve irritation.

Shoemaker, 31, will undergo further tests on his forearm in a few weeks. The right-hander was placed on the disabled list on April 3 with a right forearm strain. Based on the most recent information, it sounds like Shoemaker won't have an ETA until he undergoes more testing. This could be a long-term injury for the already troubled Angels' rotation.
Apr 11 - 7:12 PM

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

The severity of the strain is unknown, but more information should be coming soon. Shoemaker earned a win in his season debut Friday against the Athletics despite allowing three earned runs on four walks and four hits. Parker Bridwell has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding 25-man roster move and will presumably take Shoemaker's spot in the Angels' rotation. Bridwell is worth a look in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Apr 3 - 5:27 PM

Matt Shoemaker earned an 8-3 win over the Athletics by allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings on Saturday.

He struggled to throw strikes -- he issued four walks -- but was able to limit the damage enough to snare the win. He struck out four batters and made it into the sixth inning before the Athletics were able to dent the scoreboard. The veteran starter's season ended early last year when he underwent surgery to release the radial nerve in his right forearm. If fully healthy he should return to being a useful pitcher in the middle of fantasy rotations.
Mar 31 - 9:06 PM

Matt Shoemaker was terrific in Monday's victory over the Dodgers, scattering two hits and a walk over his four innings of work.

The right-hander punched out five on the afternoon. After struggling through the first few weeks of Cactus League play, Shoemaker finished his spring on a high note with a couple of gems in his final two starts. He looks locked in and ready for the regular season to begin.
Mar 27 - 1:00 AM

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

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

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RF1Kole Calhoun
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Starting Pitcher
S1Garrett Richards
2Shohei Ohtani
3Matt Shoemaker
4Andrew Heaney
5Tyler Skaggs
6Nick Tropeano
7J.C. Ramirez
8Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
R1Keynan Middleton
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5Jose Alvarez
6Noe Ramirez
7Blake Wood
8Justin Anderson
9Ian Krol