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Monday, June 30, 2014

Angels Injury Update: Tyler Skaggs, Fernando Salas

By on 6/30/2014 11:30:00 AM

The Los Angeles Angels lost to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday by the score of 5-4. Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar each hit a home run for the Angels. C.J. Wilson gave up four runs in just 3 2/3 innings to take the loss. The Angels are now 45-35 on the season, 5 1/2 games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. On the injury front, Tyler Skaggs and Fernando Salas each threw bullpen sessions on Sunday.

As reported by Alden Gonzlaez of, Skaggs threw 45 pitches prior to Sunday's game and felt good, saying he is ready to go. He will likely start on Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox.

Skaggs is 4-4 with a 4.34 ERA in 12 starts this season. He pitched parts of the last two seasons with the Arizona Diamondacks and was 3-6 is 13 appearances. Skaggs has a career record of 7-10 with a 4.85 ERA.

As for Salas,  who was placed on the disabled list on June 15 with right shoulder irritation, he threw 25 pitches consisting of fast balls and breaking balls. He didn't report soreness after the session and plans to throw again on Tuesday.  The next step would be to face live batters.

Salas is in his 5th Major League season and first with the Angels. He is 4-0 with a 2.96 ERA in 28 games this season. In 215 career games, Salas 10-13 with 24 saves and a 3.36 ERA.

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