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Tyler Skaggs can't wait for Angels' spring training after Tommy John surgery

Tyler Skaggs can't wait for Angels' spring training after Tommy John surgery

For all the physical pain Tyler Skaggs endured during his 16-month recovery from reconstructive elbow surgery, it was nothing compared to the mental anguish of sitting in the Angel Stadium dugout night after night and fighting a feeling of uselessness.

"Watching the games, not being able to play, for me, that was the most grueling part of rehab," Skaggs said Tuesday during the Angels Baseball Foundation's annual children's holiday party at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim. "I've never been injured, so I was, like, losing my mind.

"It was way worse than any of the physical pain, because you want to help the team win. There was nothing to look forward to except...

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