Topics

Jarrod Parker
Angels' Tyler Skaggs to have Tommy John surgery; will miss 2015 season
Angels' Tyler Skaggs to have Tommy John surgery; will miss 2015 season

Tyler Skaggs  was diagnosed with an ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday, a procedure that will sideline the Angels left-hander for the rest of this season and all of 2015. “The Angels gave me the choice to have surgery or to rehabilitate it, but the doctors didn’t give it much of a chance to hold up,” said Skaggs, 22. “I want to get it fixed as soon as possible so I can come back in 2016 fresh and ready to go.” Skaggs, who went 5-5 with a 4.30 earned run average in 18 starts this season, suffered what was initially diagnosed as a flexor tendon strain in a July 31 game in Baltimore, and there was...

Loading