DTDTyler Skaggs SP LAA 2 days ago

Skaggs is dealing with a shoulder injury and will be evaluated Monday in Los Angeles, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Skaggs entered the season with elbow issues and now it seems to have crept up into his shoulder. There's no telling how long he'll be out until the results of his medical evaluations are made public, making him a risky option to pursue in the meantime. At just 24 years old, Skaggs will be expected to join the Angels' bullpen at some point this season if he receives beneficial news Monday.

DTDTyler Skaggs SP LAA 6 days ago

Skaggs (elbow) has been scratched from his scheduled start Monday at Triple-A Salt Lake City due to fatigue, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Angels expect Skaggs to make his next scheduled start this weekend for the Bees, but given that Skaggs is in the final stages of returning from Tommy John surgery, his health is still worth monitoring.

DTDTyler Skaggs SP LAA 2 weeks ago

Tyler Skaggs (elbow) allowed two runs (none earned) over three innings during a rehab start with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees on Friday. He struck out five batters in the outing.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There was no indication that Skaggs was in any discomfort after completing the start, which required 41 pitches. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reported Thursday that Skaggs would require at least two more starts before returning, which likely means he will not join the team in April as originally hoped. Injuries have thrown the Angels' rotation into disarray to start the season, making it difficult to predict who Skaggs might replace in the rotation when healthy.

DTDTyler Skaggs SP LAA 1 month ago

Skaggs (elbow) will open the season at Triple-A Salt Lake, Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Skaggs has looked strong in his recovery from Tommy John surgery this spring, as his fastball velocity was sitting around the mid-90s during his most recent three-inning appearance at spring training Saturday. However, after missing all of last season, it appears the Angels will be conservative to start 2016 by having Skaggs pick up some innings at Triple-A. If he excels early on, it may not be long before he displaces the struggling Matt Shoemaker as the Angels' fifth starter.

DTDTyler Skaggs SP LAA 1 month ago

Skaggs allowed an unearned run in two innings against the White Sox on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Skaggs toed the rubber for the first time in 18 months following the procedure, and was able to notch two strikeouts before departing. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reported that the next step in Skaggs' recovery would likely be to throw a minor league game on Tuesday. Skaggs will begin the season on the disabled list, but could miss less than a month if he does not encounter any setbacks.

DTDTyler Skaggs SP LAA 1 month ago

Skaggs (elbow) will start the season on the DL, the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is hardly a surprise, as Skaggs moves through the final stages of his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Once he's healthy, the young left-hander could quickly push his way into a spot in the back of the Anaheim rotation. Matt Shoemaker and Nick Tropeano continue to battle for the fifth starter role, and it's expected that the loser will begin the year at Triple-A.

DTDTyler Skaggs SP LAA 1 month ago

Skaggs (elbow) Threw a two-inning simulated game Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Skaggs will likely begin the season on the disabled list while he recovers from Tommy John surgery, but could return as soon as mid April if he is able to avoid a setback. The 24-year-old, who could still potentially be in line for the fifth rotation spot when he is healthy, will likely throw in a minor league game Thursday.

DTDTyler Skaggs SP LAA 2 months ago

Skaggs (elbow) threw 30 pitches to hitters Monday (without swings) and will throw a simulated game Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The lefty is getting closer to being fully healthy after missing all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery. Skaggs posted a 4.30 ERA in 2014 with the Angels and will likely be battling for the fifth spot in the rotation.

DTDTyler Skaggs SP LAA 2 months ago

Skaggs (elbow) threw another bullpen session Monday and expects to face live hitters later this week, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Skaggs has now throw two bullpen sessions in a four-day span as he continues to build back strength in his arm following Tommy John surgery. Manager Mike Scioscia said Monday's session went "great," and Skaggs is now expected to throw a live batting practice session on Wednesday. It remains to be seen whether the 24-year-old will be ready in time for Opening Day.

DTDTyler Skaggs SP LAA 2 months ago

Skaggs (elbow) threw his first bullpen in a week Friday and could be late for Opening Day, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Skaggs a recovering Tommy John patient, entered spring training fully healthy, but took some time off after his elbow didn't feel quite right. A fifth starter isn't be needed until April 11 thanks to a day off after the Angels' opening series against the Cubs, so Skaggs doesn't need to be 100 percent on Opening Day.