Skaggs was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday due to a left adductor strain. Skaggs' injury is now clear, and as a result, the Angels will send him to the DL to rest his ailing adductor. Eduardo Paredes will take his spot on the active roster for the time being. It's unclear how much time Skaggs will miss, but he will for sure miss his next start now.
Skaggs (8-8) took the loss to Oakland on Saturday while allowing seven runs in 3.1 innings. He gave up 10 hits -- including three home runs -- walked one and struck out five. Skaggs said afterward he didn't feel fit and isn't sure if he'll be able to make his next start, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. The southpaw returned Saturday after trying to nurse a left adductor strain, but Skaggs said he will "see how I come out of it tomorrow" when asked if he could take his next rotation turn, scheduled for Thursday at Texas. Given how the Angels are just about out of playoff contention, they may decide to extend his stay on the sidelines to avoid further physical damage.
Skaggs (hip) will start Saturday against Oakland, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports. Skaggs will wind up missing just one start with a left adductor strain. He was lit up for 10 runs in his most recent start, but that anomaly appears to have been injury-related. He'll look to get back on track Saturday against a division rival.
Skaggs (hip) threw a bullpen session Wednesday and afterward said he's ready to rejoin the rotation Saturday against the Athletics, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. The Angels will obviously wait and see how Skaggs feels come Thursday before determining whether he'll be activated when first eligible over the weekend, but it sounds like the southpaw is trending towards rejoining the big-league rotation Saturday. Prior to landing on the disabled list with a left adductor strain, Skaggs compiled a 3.34 ERA and 118:34 K:BB across 20 starts (113.1 innings). If he isn't cleared to return over the weekend, Taylor Cole would likely pick up a spot start in his place.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia remains hopeful that Skaggs (hip) will return from the 10-day disabled list to start Saturday's game against the Athletics, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. It's unclear if Skaggs has resumed throwing since being placed on the DL last weekend with a left adductor strain, but the Angels aren't yet ready to rule out activating him when first eligible. If Skaggs fails to demonstrate the progress the Angels hope he will over the next few days, long reliever Taylor Cole, who tossed 3.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen Sunday in Cleveland, could pick up a spot start.