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By Mitch Chortkoff
Sports Editor 

Samohi's Skaggs To Undergo Tommy John Surgery


August 11, 2014

Tyler Skaggs, the Angels’ 23-year-old starting pitcher, will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of this season and most likely all of next season.

Skaggs has a 5-5 record and 4.30 earned run average. He was injured in a July 31 game and given the choice of surgery or a long rehabiliation process.

“I want to get this taken care of so I’ll be ready for the 2016 season,” he said.

Skaggs was a star at Santa Monica High and was the 40th selection in the baseball draft three years ago.

One of his most memorable high school games was a shutout over the Centaurs at Culver City High when he struck out 14 batters.


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