KANSAS CITY -- Tyler Skaggs may only need one rehab outing before being activated off the 15-day disabled list, even though it was a shaky one.
The Angels' 22-year-old left-hander gave up seven runs, though only two were earned, and lasted three innings for Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday night. It was Skaggs' first action since landing on the DL with a strained right hamstring on June 10.
Skaggs walked five, and reports indicated that his fastball was tailing arm-side too often, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia said his velocity was good and that he'll be back with the team this week.
"We'll know here in a couple of days," Scioscia said, "but I would say if he's healthy, he needs to get out here and face some Major League hitters."
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