MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reported that the move is precautionary. Skaggs left Thursday night's game after five innings and seven runs (four earned). Manager Mike Scioscia said that Skaggs should return as soon as he is eligible to come off the disabled list on June 26. Said Scioscia,
"We're doing this more as a precaution to make sure it gets behind him. Hamstrings, they have a life of their own. You never know. But we don't anticipate it being longer than [the extent of the DL stint]."Skaggs is 4-4 with a 4.34 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 12 starts.
Meanwhile, The Angels have recalled left-hander Hector Santiago to fill in Skagg's roster spot. Santiago had a rough time earlier in the season, losing all six of his decisions with an ERA of 4.82 in nine appearances, seven starts. He has not fared much better in three Triple-A games either: 1-1, 6.43 ERA and 2.14 WHIP.
Scioscia still believes in Santiago, saying that the lefty has shown better progress with his command. Santiago will start Tuesday night in Skagg's place.
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