Los Angeles Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs, on the disabled list since Aug. 1 with what was called a strained left forearm will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow.
The Angels made the announcement Sunday via Twitter:
Club announced today that LHP Tyler Skaggs will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his left elbow.
— Angels (@Angels) August 10, 2014
Skaggs, who missed nearly a month earlier this season with a hamstring strain, may not be ready to pitch again until 2016.
Skaggs, 23, was cruising along with a no-hitter through 4.2 innings at Baltimore on July 31 when he came out with soreness in his forearm.
He was 5-5 with a 4.30 ERA and 1.212 WHIP in 18 starts and 113 innings this season, striking out 86.
The left-hander was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in December as part of the three-team deal that sent Hector Santiago from the Chicago White Sox to the Angels, Mark Trumbo from the Angels to the D-backs and Adam Eaton from Arizona to Chicago.
Skaggs was originally drafted by the Angels in 2009, a sandwich pick in the first round out of Santa Monica (Calif.) High School. He was traded to Arizona as the player to be named later in the July 2010 deal that sent Dan Haren to Anaheim.
He was 3-6 with a 5.43 ERA and 1.412 WHIP in 13 starts and 68 innings over parts of 2012-13 with the Diamondbacks.