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Angels Notes: Matt Shoemaker to the DL, Tuesday starter undetermined

By in Press Enterprise on June 17, 2017

By Jeff Fletcher

ANAHEIM — The Angels are still undecided who will start Tuesday, but it won’t be Matt Shoemaker.

Shoemaker was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of forearm tightness on Saturday, three days after leaving a start because of the condition.

Although Shoemaker said at the time he wasn’t concerned, and in subsequent days that it was getting better, the Angels weren’t confident enough to pencil him back into the rotation.

Because of Monday’s off day, the Angels could have pushed his start back as far as next Saturday without placing him on the disabled list. However, a DL stint can only be backdated three days, so if the Angels waited and then had to put him on the DL, he might miss more time than he would by going on the DL now.

“He was not going to be able to make his next start,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “With Shoe, we don’t want him looking at a schedule and thinking ‘I have to be ready to pitch,’ and starting to push through things that he shouldn’t. We want to make sure he has enough time (for the injury) to calm down. Make sure he’s 100 percent before he goes out there.”

Parker Bridwell was recalled to take Shoemaker’s roster spot, and he is a candidate to start on Tuesday in New York. Bridwell has allowed three earned runs in 9 2/3 innings in the majors this season, including a six-inning start on May 30.

If it’s not Bridwell, the only other logical alternative would be Ricky Nolasco, who would simply be moved up from his turn on Wednesday. He would still be pitching on four days rest. If the Angels kept the other three starters on four days rest, the vacancy wouldn’t come up until Saturday.

As for Doug Fister, he gave up five runs […]    

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