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Tyler Skaggs leaves after 4 2/3 hitless innings due to left forearm tightness

Jul 31, 2014, 8:59 PM EST

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UPDATE: According to DiGiovanna, the Angels have announced that Skaggs exited with left forearm tightness. The early word is that it’s not considered serious, but he will be examined by doctors.

8:52 p.m. ET: This hasn’t been a good night on the injury front for pitchers.

According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs was forced to make an early exit from his start against the Orioles this evening due to an apparent arm injury. Making it doubly frustrating, he threw 4 2/3 hitless innings before leaving the game. As DiGiovanna notes, Skaggs appeared to be looking at the inside of his left forearm, which isn’t a good sign. We should know more soon, but the Angels could be in the market for a starter in August if this turns out to be serious.

Acquired from the Diamondbacks as part of the Mark Trumbo deal over the winter, Skaggs has posted a 4.30 ERA and 86/30 K/BB ratio over 113 innings this season.

  1. norvturnersneck - Jul 31, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    4 2/3 innings of no hit ball too

  2. drewzducks - Jul 31, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    His old man Boz would’ve pitched through it.

  3. jarathen - Aug 1, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Definitely not a good sign. The Angels get Wilson back but immediately lose Skaggs, and they have almost no starting depth to speak of beyond their main six guys.

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