Skaggs not able to throw simulated game yet

Skaggs not able to throw simulated game yet

CLEVELAND -- It turns out Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs won't be activated when eligible on Saturday.

Skaggs, on the disabled list since June 10 because of a strained right hamstring, didn't throw his scheduled simulated game at Progressive Field on Tuesday. Instead, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said, the 22-year-old will "probably throw a bullpen in the next couple days."

Scioscia said Skaggs didn't suffer a setback; the Angels are just "going on his pace."

"He's feeling good," Scioscia added, "but not quite enough to do what you need him to do in a sim game."

The Angels can afford to wait a little longer, with Hector Santiago (six shutout innings against the A's, followed by five scoreless against the Braves before a rough sixth inning) and Matt Shoemaker (3-0 with a 3.76 ERA in five starts heading into his Tuesday outing) throwing the ball well.

Skaggs plans to throw his bullpen session on Wednesday, then throw his sim game on Saturday and be activated shortly thereafter.

"I felt like I needed to throw just a little bit more," said Skaggs, who's 4-4 with a 4.34 ERA in 12 starts. "The hamstring's 100 percent. Just one of those things about getting your arm ready to go."

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