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Matt Shoemaker | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Shoemaker (forearm) won't pitch again in the regular season.
The right-hander could become available for the playoffs if the Angels advance and his forearm stops barking. Shoemaker will finish the 2015 regular season with a disappointing 4.46 ERA in 135 1/3 innings. Sep 30 - 4:41 PM

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Matt Shoemaker (forearm) still hasn't been cleared to throw off a mound.

Shoemaker hasn't been on the bump since he felt continued soreness in his right forearm during a September 20 start. While he's feeling better, it would appear to be a long shot that he'll make another start this season.
Sep 28 - 6:53 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) will not start on Tuesday against the Athletics.

Shoemaker's nagging forearm injury flared up again when he started a week ago and he's not ready to take the mound yet. It would seem likely that he won't make another start this season. Nick Tropeano will take the ball in his place Tuesday.
Sep 27 - 1:45 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) remains questionable to start on Tuesday against the Athletics.

Shoemaker has been dealing with right forearm tightness of late and "came out a little bit stiff" following his start last Sunday, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia. Nick Tropeano will get the ball if Shoemaker is unable to go. "Just came out of it a little sore," Shoemaker said. "Hopefully we'll come out of this."
Sep 27 - 10:38 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Matt Shoemaker "came out a little bit stiff" following his start on Sunday.

Shoemaker had been out nearly three weeks with right forearm tightness prior to Sunday's outing. It doesn't sound like he'll be shut down but he will not making another start until at least next Tuesday. Between the injury and a demotion to the minors, Shoemaker has made only eight starts for the Angels since the All-Star break.
Sep 23 - 9:49 AM

Making his return to the Angel rotation in Sunday's loss to the Twins, Matt Shoemaker allowed four runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Shoemaker had been on the shelf since early September with a strained right forearm. In his return on Sunday, he surrendered a solo home run to Torii Hunter in the second, a two-run shot to Eddie Rosario in the third and an RBI single to Aaron Hicks in the fourth. He struck out one and walked two on the afternoon. Assuming nothing surfaces in terms of his health, he'll carry a 4.46 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into a home outing against the Mariners next time he toes the rubber.
Sep 20 - 5:21 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) expects to rejoin the Angels' rotation on Sunday.

A two-inning simulated game for Shoemaker on Tuesday went well. The right-hander has been out since early September with a strained right forearm.
Sep 15 - 7:31 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) will throw a two-inning simulated game on Tuesday.

If it goes well, he could rejoin the Angels' rotation on Sunday. Nick Tropeano is starting Tuesday in Shoemaker's place. Shoemaker has been out since early September with a strained right forearm.
Sep 14 - 9:57 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) will miss his next scheduled start on Tuesday.

While he continues to improve, he's still not where he needs to be physically to rejoin the Angels rotation. Nick Tropeano started in his place the last time Shoemaker was skipped and is likely to get the nod again on Tuesday.
Sep 12 - 12:04 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) played catch from 120 feet on Wednesday.

It was the third day in a row Shoemaker was able to throw. The right-hander said he'll throw from a further distance on Friday before possibly throwing off a mound as soon as Saturday. Shoemaker missed a start on Saturday due to forearm tightness, but it doesn't sound like we've seen the last of him this season.
Sep 9 - 10:31 PM

Matt Shoemaker (forearm) tossed the ball lightly on Monday.

Shoemaker said that his light-catch session felt "really good." He started to feel forearm tightness on his final pitches last Tuesday, which intensified on Wednesday. A subsequent MRI revealed no structural damage to the 28-year-old's right arm. There's still no timetable for his return, but Monday's throwing represented a step forward.
Sep 7 - 5:51 PM

An MRI didn't reveal any structural damage in Matt Shoemaker's right forearm.

Shoemaker felt tightness in his forearm in his last few pitches Tuesday and then felt worse Wednesday, but it appears he's avoided major damage. However, it's totally up in the air as to when he returns to the mound. "Once they told me what was going on, it definitely put my mind at ease," he said. "It’s soreness/strain. The timeline is unknown, day to day. Hopefully it’ll just be a few days. We’re just playing it safe." Nick Tropeano is taking Shoemaker's spot in the Angels' rotation.
Sep 6 - 12:08 PM

Matt Shoemaker will miss his scheduled start Monday because of a forearm strain.

Nick Tropeano will start in his place Monday against the Dodgers. Shoemaker was demoted to Triple-A last month but has made the most of his second chance, going 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA since rejoining the team on August 27. Hopefully he'll only miss one start.
Sep 5 - 6:50 PM

Matt Shoemaker pitched seven innings of one-run ball to earn the win as the Angels beat the Athletics 6-2 on Tuesday.

The Athletics' only run came in the first inning on Brett Lawrie's solo home run. It was one of only five hits Shoemaker allowed along with a pair of walks and five strikeouts. He's been a bit all-or-nothing lately, holding the opposition to one or fewer runs in five of his last seven outings, and allowing six-plus runs in the other two. On the season, the right-hander has a 4.31 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 115/33 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings. Shoemaker will face the Dodgers at home next.
Sep 2 - 1:20 AM

Matt Shoemaker was fantastic in his return to the Angels rotation on Wednesday, allowing just one hit over 7 1/3 innings in a 2-0 win over the Tigers.

Shoemaker was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on August 16, but he rejoined the rotation on Thursday to pitch his best game of the season. The 28-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked one, with only an Anthony Gose single registering for a hit over his 7 1/3 innings of work. Don't expect these kinds of starts on a regular basis, but Shoemaker can be used as a match-up play in select situations. He takes a 4.48 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into his next start, a road showdown with the A's.
Aug 27 - 3:56 PM

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