Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 8 months ago

Skaggs (elbow) played catch from 150 feet Monday, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

For the time being, Skaggs is scheduled to throw from that distance four times a week as he aims to build back him arm strength. If that activity goes according to plan, Skaggs would then resume throwing off a mound. Though the lefty seems to be progressing well from Tommy John surgery, he's still not a candidate to return in 2015 after undergoing the procedure just under 10 months ago.

Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 10 months ago

Skaggs (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL Wednesday.

The Angels needed to free up a spot on the 40-man roster, and Skaggs was an obvious candidate. He said recently that he wants to copy the Matt Harvey plan of returning from Tommy John surgery, meaning he may not pitch in a game until 2016.

Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 10 months ago

The Angels placed Skaggs (elbow) on the 15-day DL on Saturday.

This was just making official what was already known - Skaggs is expected to miss the entire MLB regular season.

Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 11 months ago

Skaggs (elbow) could pitch in the Arizona Fall League this season, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Skaggs, who will resume his throwing program Monday after taking a two-week break, will ideally pitch somewhere before the end of the season if he gets far enough along in his rehab from Tommy John surgery he underwent in August. Skaggs will miss the entire 2015 season as he recovers.

Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 1 year ago

Skaggs underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, the Orange County Register reports.

What was initially diagnosed as a flexor tendon strain ended up being a torn UCL for Skaggs, and he'll miss the rest of this season and the entire 2015 season following reconstructive surgery. The 23-year-old was up and down during his first season with the Angels, finishing with a 4.30 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 18 starts (113 innings).

Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 2 years ago

Skaggs (elbow) will have his Tommy John surgery performed Wednesday in Los Angeles, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

Unlike the Mets' Matt Harvey and several other pitchers who have suffered late-season UCL tears and required Tommy John surgery, Skaggs has already closed the door on pitching during the upcoming season, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Skaggs has stated a desire to come back completely "fresh" in 2016, with an early return not on the table regardless of how well his rehab goes over the next several months. His absence, and the hole it creates in the back-end of the rotation, will likely convince the Halos to target a starting pitcher on a short-term deal in the offseason.

Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 2 years ago

Skaggs (elbow) will require season-ending Tommy John surgery, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. He was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday.

Initially diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain, Skaggs apparently sustained some ligament damage to his elbow after a more thorough review, making him the latest in a long line of pitchers to succumb to Tommy John. The lengthy 12-to-18 month recovery timetable effectively wipes out Skaggs' 2015 season as well, and clouds his long-term future with the Angels. The team will attempt to get by with Hector Santiago as their fifth starter over the final two months of the season.

Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 2 years ago

Skaggs (forearm) expects to be back sometime this season, but it may not be until mid-September, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.

Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 2 years ago

Tyler Skaggs took a no-decision after allowing five runs in 6 2/3 innings thanks to the Angels offense coming from behind late en route to a win on Sunday.

Skaggs hasn't been too impressive on the mound over his last three starts now. Against the Mariners, he gave up eight hits, walked one, and struck out five. The lefty now has a 4.65 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 74/27 K/BB ratio. Skaggs will try to turn things around when he takes on the Tigers at home on Friday.

Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 2 years ago

Tyler Skaggs gave up six runs on seven hits over five innings but went home with the win against the Rangers on Sunday.

It wasn't impressive, but the left-hander will take it -- Sunday's win was his first since May 20. After getting off to a fast start, Skaggs enters the break with a 5-5 record, 4.50 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. He's shown flashes of being a nice fantasy contributor, but until he does it regularly he won't be much more than an AL-only option this season.