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Diamondbacks to call up Tyler Skaggs to start Tuesday

Jun 3, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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Now that Brandon McCarthy is sidelined with a shoulder injury, left-hander Tyler Skaggs will get a chance to fill his spot in Arizona’s rotation.

According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson confirmed this evening that Skaggs will be called up from Triple-A Reno to start tomorrow against the Cardinals. McCarthy was scheduled to undergo an MRI today to determine whether he has a stress fracture in his shoulder, so it’s unclear how long Skaggs will be asked to fill in.

Skaggs was very impressive in a spot start during a doubleheader last Monday against the Rangers, striking out a career-high nine over six scoreless innings. Ranked as the No. 12 prospect in the game by Baseball America this spring, the 21-year-old southpaw owns a 5.23 ERA and 54/17 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings over nine starts this season in Triple A.

  1. rickeye9 - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Crazy to think he’s only 21! Right now we are 12-0 in Skaggs and Corbin’s starts this year, the two guys we got for Haren, how’s he doin?

  2. 78mu - Jun 4, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Skaggs vs. Wacha. Should be interesting.

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