The Angels announced that Skaggs, 27, passed away earlier Monday in Texas.
The circumstances surrounding Skaggs' death aren't known, and the Angels' series opener Monday versus the Rangers was postponed as a result of his passing. The lefty was in the midst of his seventh season in the big leagues and sixth with the Angels.
Skaggs (7-7) took the loss Saturday, allowing two runs on two hits and four walks in 4.1 innings. He struck out five in the 4-0 loss to the Athletics.
Skaggs needed 91 pitches to record 13 outs before Trevor Cahill relieved him. Skaggs also suffered from a lack of support, as the Angels only managed three hits in the game. The southpaw has pitched solidly over his last four starts, allowing six runs over 21.2 innings. Overall, the 27-year-old has a 4.29 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 78 strikeouts in 79.2 innings heading into his next scheduled start against the Rangers in hitter-friendly Arlington.
Skaggs (7-6) picked up the win against the Cardinals on Sunday, completing five scoreless innings and giving up only four hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.
Skaggs breezed through his five innings of work, making only 70 pitches and allowing four harmless singles, but he was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth. The win was his third in a row following a streak of four consecutive outings without a victory. On the season, the 27-year-old is 7-6 with a 4.30 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 73:24 K:BB in 14 starts. He'll have a home matchup against the A's on Sunday in his next scheduled start.
Skaggs (6-6) earned the win Tuesday over the Blue Jays with one run allowed on three hits across 7.1 innings. He struck out six and walked none.
Skaggs gave up a solo homer to Lourdes Gurriel during the fourth inning but otherwise dominated in Toronto. The 27-year-old threw only 87 pitches but was pulled in favor of righty Ty Buttrey after recording the first out of the eighth inning. Skaggs has a 4.61 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 70:24 K:BB through 70.1 innings and lines up to pitch at St. Louis on Sunday.
Skaggs (5-6) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks across five innings while earning the win Thursday against the Rays. He struck out five.
Skaggs cruised through the early innings and entered the bottom of the fifth with a five-run lead. He allowed three runs on five hits in the frame but was able to escape while still in line for the win. Skaggs hasn't been particularly effective of late, allowing 12 earned runs across 16 innings over his last three starts, and he'll look to change that trend in his next start on the road against Toronto.
Skaggs will start Thursday's series opener at Tampa Bay, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Skaggs originally lined up to start Tuesday against the Dodgers but instead had his turn through the rotation pushed back one game. The left-hander has a 4.97 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 59:22 K:BB through 11 starts this season.
Skaggs is not scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The Angels will instead turn to an opener Tuesday with Felix Pena set to follow as the primary pitcher. Skaggs has a 4.97 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 59:22 K:BB through 11 starts and is likely to retake the mound later in the week at Tampa Bay.
Skaggs (4-6) took the loss Thursday against the Athletics after surrendering six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four through four innings of work.
Coming off a season-high seven innings in his last start, Skaggs struggled through four frames, tying for his shortest outing of the year dating back to April 12 against the Cubs. The lefty held the A's scoreless until the fourth inning, when he allowed four straight singles and a sacrifice fly to give Oakland its first lead of the game. Things got even messier in the fifth when the left-hander gave up back-to-back walks and an RBI single without recording an out before getting replaced by Jaime Barria, who unfortunately allowed both of his inherited runners to score. The 27-year-old Skaggs is now 2-8 in 12 career starts against Oakland. He'll carry a 4.97 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 59:22 K:BB into a Tuesday showdown at home against the Dodgers.
Skaggs (4-5) allowed four runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings Friday while striking out eight, taking the loss in a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Mariners.
The left-hander now has a 4.50 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 54 innings this season. Skaggs has gone three starts without a win, and he'll look to correct that when he faces the Athletics at home Thursday.
Skaggs pitched 5.2 scoreless innings -- allowing three hits and two walks while striking out seven -- but did not factor into the decision against the Rangers on Saturday.
Skaggs and Rangers starter Mike Minor engaged in a pitchers' duel for the first six innings of the game, but both starters were excluded from the decision. Skaggs' ERA improved to 4.40 with a 1.34 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 47 innings this season. The left-hander will carry a 4-4 record into Thursday's meeting with the Mariners.
Skaggs (4-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits with seven strikeouts and two walks across 5.2 innings while taking the loss against the Royals on Sunday.
An error didn't help, as it led to an unearned run, but Skaggs still gave up three hits and a walk during a three-run third inning. He yielded another run in the sixth. With the loss, Skaggs dropped to 4-4 with a 5.01 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 41.1 innings this season. He should pitch next when the Halos host the Rangers on Saturday.
Skaggs (4-3) gave up four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five through five innings taking the win over the Twins on Monday.
Skaggs only allowed five hits but gave up two home runs that resulted in four earned runs. The Angels provided just enough run support to get him his fourth win. The left-hander has a 4-3 record with a 5.05 ERA through seven starts this season. Skaggs will get his next start Sunday against the Royals.
Skaggs (3-3) gave up eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out four through 4.2 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
It wasn't a night to remember for Skaggs as he allowed 10 baserunners in only 4.2 innings and delivered his worst outing of 2019. Walks continue to haunt the 27-year-old; he's allowed at least two free passes in each of his last three starts. He has a 3-3 record with a 4.70 ERA and 28:10 K:BB through six starts this season. Skaggs will look to bounce back in his next start Monday in Minnesota.
Skaggs (3-2) picked up the win against the Blue Jays on Thursday, giving up two earned runs on four hits over six innings, striking out five and walking three in a 6-2 victory for the Angels.
The left-hander logged a quality start and fanned five Blue Jays on his way to his third win in five starts to begin the year. He's posting respectable numbers overall, as Skaggs now has a 3.12 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and a 24:8 K:BB through 26 innings. He lines up to take on the Tigers on the road on Wednesday for his next start.
Skaggs (2-2) picked up the win in Friday's 5-1 victory over the Royals, tossing five scoreless innings and giving up three hits and three walks while striking out five.
The southpaw wasn't efficient in his return from a brief IL stint, throwing 52 of 92 pitches for strikes, but Kansas City couldn't get good wood on anything Skaggs put in the strike zone -- all three hits were singles. He'll take a 3.15 ERA and 19:5 K:BB through 20 innings into his next start Thursday, at home against the Jays.
Skaggs (ankle) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and will start Friday's game against Kansas City.
As anticipated, Skaggs has been cleared to return in time for Friday's contest after recovering from a left ankle sprain. Through three starts in 2019, he's posted a 4.20 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and 14 strikeouts over 15 innings.
Skaggs (ankle) will be activated off the 10-day injured list to start Friday's game at Kansas City, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Skaggs completed a 40-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, clearing the way for his return from the left ankle sprain. The 27-year-old has a 4.20 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 14:2 K:BB over 15 innings through his first three starts of the season.
Skaggs (ankle) felt good after a 40-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Skaggs will end up missing at least slightly more than the minimum 10 days, as he's already eligible to return Tuesday. He's return date has yet to be officially announced but is likely to come within the next few days.
Manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Sunday that Skaggs (ankle) would complete another bullpen session before the Angels decide on his next step, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Ausmus noted that the Angels were satisfied with how Skaggs checked out of his 40-plus-pitch side session Saturday, but the lefty will need to test out his sprained left ankle once more before potentially returning from the 10-day injured list. Skaggs thus won't be on track for an activation when first eligible Tuesday, but he could rejoin the rotation for this weekend's series in Kansas City if he fares as well as the Angels hope during the second bullpen session.
Skaggs (ankle) threw a bullpen session Saturday with no apparent issues, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Skaggs was placed on the injured list last Saturday with an ankle sprain but was able to resume working off a mound fairly quickly. The 27-year-old is eligible to be activated off the injured list Tuesday, but the Angels rotation plans for the upcoming series against the Yankees remain unclear.
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||82.0||19||14||0||8||4||0||82||21||78||3.62||1.207|
|2010||AFX-South Bend Silver Ha||16.0||4||4||0||1||1||0||20||4||13||1.69||1.062|
|2014||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||3.0||1||1||0||0||1||0||2||5||5||6.00||3.333|
|2016||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||4.1||1||1||0||0||0||0||5||0||5||2.19||1.220|
|2016||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||32.1||7||7||0||3||2||0||45||8||19||1.68||0.841|
|2017||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||10.0||3||3||0||0||1||0||7||6||14||8.10||2.000|