Left-hander Tyler Skaggs, who leads the Los Angeles Angels in wins, ERA and strikeouts this season, was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a right adductor strain.
The move was made retroactive to Sunday. Skaggs had been scheduled to start Thursday's game against the Seattle Mariners, but Jaime Barria (5-4, 3.40 ERA) will start in his place.
Skaggs, 26, is 6-5 with a 2.64 ERA in 16 starts this season. He has stuck out 100 batters in 92 innings pitched.
The Angels activated another member of the starting rotation Wednesday, however, as right-hander Garrett Richards was reinstated from the disabled list. He is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Mariners. The 30-year-old Richards, who is 4-4 with a 3.42 ERA in 14 starts, had been sidelined since the middle of last month with a left hamstring strain.
The Angels also placed outfielder Chris Young on the 10-day DL on Tuesday and optioned utilityman Kaleb Cowart to Triple-A Salt Lake. The team recalled outfielder Jabari Blash and right-hander Deck McGuire from Salt Lake in corresponding moves.
Los Angeles Angels place Tyler Skaggs on DL
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