Tyler Skaggs Set to Return from Tommy John Surgery

It has been nearly two years since Tyler Skaggs has pitched in the MLB, thanks to a UCL tear that resulted in Tommy John surgery. Skaggs, a 25 year-old, figures to be a key part in turning around the Angels’ pitching staff.

Tyler Skaggs will start on the mound on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals.

Skaggs has looked sharp in the minors during his recovery this year, posting a 1.60 ERA and striking out 53 batters in 39 1/3 innings.

His return comes at a much needed time. Last week Nick Tropeano went down with a UCL injury of his own, becoming the third Angels pitcher to injure their UCL this year, joining Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney.

“I’m very excited,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “I think we’re all very excited to see him be ready to take the ball. He got the work in he needed to. He’s ready to go after that challenge of pitching in the big leagues.”

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