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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 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. Sep 14 - 8:28 PM

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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.
Sep 6 - 7:41 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.
Sep 5 - 4:00 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.
Sep 5 - 2:10 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.
Sep 4 - 7:36 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.
Sep 4 - 5:25 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.
Sep 4 - 4:47 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.
Aug 30 - 1:19 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.
Aug 24 - 11:35 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.
Aug 19 - 1:21 AM

Matt Shoemaker struggled Saturday, allowing 12 hits and five runs over six innings in a loss to the Indians.

The start was, by all accounts, the worst for Shoemaker since his renaissance in mid-May. That's saying something, considering nine of the 12 hits were singles -- the other three were doubles -- and he still held the Indians to a modest five runs. It speaks to how well Shoemaker has been pitching since that May awakening -- prior to Saturday, the right-hander had a 2.80 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 101/14 K/BB ratio over his last 15 starts. The Angels are bad enough that he's just 6-13 to show for it, but Shoemaker has been a definite bright spot. He'll try to get back on track Thursday against the Mariners.
Aug 14 - 12:53 AM

Matt Shoemaker yielded three earned runs over seven innings Sunday in the Angels' loss to the Mariners.

That's a sweep for the Halos, who fell to 49-62. Shoemaker didn't walk a batter and struck out three, but the M's got to him for seven hits, including two RBI singles and a sac fly in a three-run fourth inning. Shoemaker stands 6-12 with a 4.07 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 123/27 K/BB ratio in 132 2/3 innings this season. He's been very good at times.
Aug 7 - 6:46 PM

Matt Shoemaker was on his game in Tuesday's win over the A's, yielding two runs on six hits over seven innings.

Khris Davis and Coco Crisp rocked Shoemaker for solo home runs in the second and fifth innings, but the 29-year-old right-hander managed to keep out of trouble beyond that pair of dingers allowed. With the win, he improved to an underwhelming 6-11. Shoemaker will carry a 4.08 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into a road showdown with the Mariners next time he takes the mound.
Aug 3 - 1:18 AM

Matt Shoemaker struggled in Wednesday's loss to the Royals, allowing five runs on eight hits over six-plus innings.

The right-hander walked one and struck out only one in the ballgame. He was perfect through the first four innings until the Royals finally broke through and scratched out a run in the fifth inning. Everything fell apart in the seventh though, on a questionable call. After the first two batters had reached, Raul Mondesi laid down a sacrifice bunt that Shoemaker fielded and promptly threw into right field. Angels skipper Mike Scioscia was adamant that Mondesi had interfered with Shoemaker's throwing lane on the throw. The play stood, two runs scored, and the wheels came off from there. He'll carry a 4.17 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into Tuesday's start against the A's.
Jul 27 - 11:42 PM

Matt Shoemaker took another loss Friday after giving up two runs over 6 2/3 innings against the Astros.

He struck out five and walked one. The Astros got to him with RBI singles in the fifth and seventh innings and Shoemaker didn’t get much help from his offense against Lance McCullers. Of course, that’s nothing new. Shoemaker dropped to 5-10 with the loss, but at least saw his ERA drop down to 3.99. Despite the lack of run support, he needs to be owned in most fantasy leagues.
Jul 23 - 12:18 AM

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