Though no timetable was set for Skaggs’ return, Manager
But Skaggs, who underwent an MRI test Friday, said doctors told him he had a strain of the "flexor tendon," which is part of the forearm but is in a more sensitive location and could be a precursor to a more serious injury.
Flexor tendons are tissues that help control movement in the hand, which might explain why Skaggs lost the feeling in his fingers after he said he “over-pronated” his arm on a changeup he threw to strike out
Bundy underwent the reconstructive elbow procedure known as Tommy John surgery and has been sidelined for the past year.
Scioscia said Skaggs will seek other medical opinions "to determine exactly what's going on," but when asked if Skaggs would see Dr. James Andrews, the renowned surgeon who performs the bulk of the Tommy John procedures on major league pitchers, Scioscia said, "I don't believe so."
A team official later confirmed that Skaggs would see a doctor in the
Skaggs maintained an optimistic outlook about the injury.
"I have no clue right now," he said, when asked about a timetable for his return. "It's pretty sore. I'm just going to take it day by day and stay positive and look forward. ... We'll see how it goes. Hopefully, it gets better in time. There is really no prognosis. It's kind of on me and my body and my arm."
Scioscia, speaking before Friday night’s game against the
"The initial indication is that it's going to take a little time to settle down," Scioscia said. "We're going to take it one step at a time."