Tyler Skaggs missed all of the 2015 season due to his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Prior to his surgery, Skaggs was showing signs of improving his control and becoming a good streaming option in standard mixed leagues. Not only is it difficult to know what to expect from Skaggs in his first season back, but the Angels themselves are not sure of their plans for the lefty in 2016. With an uncertain role, Skaggs would only be worth drafting in AL-only leagues, but if assured of a rotation spot, he'd be worth a try in deeper mixed leagues.
With the Mets and Matt Harvey not on the same page when it comes to his workload following Tommy John surgery, Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs vowed to discuss it over with the team so there is no confusion, reports the Los Angeles Times. "I know for a fact that myself, the doctor, the team and my agent will sit down and talk it through this off-season," Skaggs said. "I promise you next year it will not go down for me like it is for Matt Harvey." Skaggs underwent Tommy John surgery nearly 13 months ago and will not pitch this season.
Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs is making progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but he doesn't have the same definition of progress as the team. The Angels have said that Skaggs, who had surgery last August, will not return to the mound until 2016. Skaggs is throwing off a mound, a milestone he reached last week. His goal is to return to the Angels this season. "I want to help my team win," Skaggs said Monday, per the Orange County Register. "I can definitely go out and throw some innings, even if it's out of the bullpen. Whatever is necessary...I've been working my (butt) off to get to that point. If push comes to shove and I feel I'm ready, then of course I'm going to say yes. I'll leave it up to everyone else."
Angels starter Tyler Skaggs, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, has been taking a planned week off from his rehab, and will resume throwing on Monday. He's currently slated to start having bullpen sessions by July 1, according to The Orange County Register. Skaggs made 18 starts for the Halos last season, going 5-5 with a 4.30 ERA before going down with an elbow injury in August. He is not expected to return to a big-league mound until 2016.
As Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs tries to recover from Tommy John surgery last August, he said he's considering moving back his goal of pitching in a minor-league game from the summer to the fall, reports MLB.com. "I'm going to talk to the [doctor] and the medical staff about it," Skaggs said. "When I come back, I want to be as strong as I possibly can." He added that he's been able to throw from 130 feet and everything is going well.
The Angels transferred left-hander Tyler Skaggs from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, per the team's official website. Skaggs is recovering from August 2014 Tommy John surgery. He hopes to start throwing off a mound by ate June.
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