• Ready or not, Skaggs could be key for Angels

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Mar 4, 2014
    No general manager knows Skaggs better than DiPoto. TEMPE, Ariz. It's never about just one guy, so it would be silly to say that 22-year-old left-hander Tyler Skaggs is the most important player the Angels have in camp this spring. He had the 41st pick that year. TEMPE, Ariz. Rangers ace Yu Darvish gave up two runs in three innings and 22-year-old Tyler Skaggs, vying for the fifth spot in the Angels' rotation, struggled in his third and final inning of the Angels' 7-4 win at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Tuesday. Skaggs retired six of his first seven batters, two via strikeout, but ran into trouble in the third, walking Luis Sardinas and Leonys Martin, giving up an RBI single to Shin-Soo Choo his first hit in eight Cactus League at-bats then walking Alex Rios two batters later before exiting. There aren't many hitters who can say they have Yu Darvish's number, but Angels center fielder Mike Trout is one of them. If that happens, the Angels almost certainly will be in the mix for a playoff berth. The Angels eventually pulled away, getting a two-run single from Howie Kendrick in the sixth and a two-run double from Collin Cowgill and an RBI single by Grant Green in the seventh. Wilson, Garrett Richards and Hector Santiago are important, too, that Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton are still fairly big deals, and that free-agent reliever Joe Smith will be a terrific addition to the bullpen.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Darvish goes three innings against Angels

      Rangers ace Yu Darvish gave up two runs in three innings and 22-year-old Tyler Skaggs, vying for the fifth spot in the Angels' rotation, struggled in his third and final inning of the Angels' 7-4 win at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Tuesday.
      Source: MLB.com
  • Darvish looking for new ways to reel in Trout

    There aren't many hitters who can say they have Yu Darvish's number, but Angels center fielder Mike Trout is one of them. The two met for the first time in 2014 on Tuesday. Darvish says he has a few tricks up his sleeve, but he isn't tipping his hand.
    Source: MLB.com

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