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Angels' Matt Shoemaker has rib-cage strain, will miss next start
Angels' Matt Shoemaker has rib-cage strain, will miss next start

Matt Shoemaker was diagnosed Tuesday with a mild strain of his left oblique, a rib-cage injury that will force the Angels right-hander to miss his next start and could threaten his availability for the playoffs. Shoemaker, when asked whether he will be ready for the postseason, said, “Very optimistically, yeah.” “There has not been one thing set in stone that says you’re going to be ready in one week, you’re going to be ready in two weeks. There’s none of that. I’m going to show up tomorrow, do more treatment and see how it feels.” Shoemaker, who is 16-4 with a 3.04 earned-run average and has been the team’s second-best starter...

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