Matt Shoemaker

Angels' Tyler Skaggs misses first rehab start, Matt Shoemaker resumes throwing

Angels' Tyler Skaggs misses first rehab start, Matt Shoemaker resumes throwing

The Angels had hoped to have two of their injured starting pitchers return in the two weeks that remain before the All-Star break. That goal is looking unlikely.

Left-hander Tyler Skaggs, out since April because of an oblique strain, was scheduled to pitch for the first time Saturday on opening night of the Arizona League. Just before first pitch, he reported feeling soreness in his oblique and abdominal muscles, and the Angels scratched him from his start.

The Angels said Skaggs would continue to throw in the coming days “as tolerated.”

If Skaggs had remained on schedule and made three minor league starts as planned, the earliest he could have...

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