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52 Matt Shoemaker SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/225 | Birthdate: 9/27/1986 | Birthplace: Wyandotte, MI | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 90/42 | Average Draft Position: 145.35
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Angels place Shoemaker on bereavement leave, recall Tropeano


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) The Angels have place pitcher Matt Shoemaker on bereavement leave and recalled pitcher Nick Tropeano from Triple-A Salt Lake, the team announced Wednesday.

Shoemaker is 2-1 so far this season with a 6.46 ERA and 14 strikeouts in three starts. He's expected to miss just one start before pitching next Wednesday.

Tropeano has a 4.09 ERA with 12 strikeouts and two walks in two starts for Triple-A Salt Lake. He'll take the mound Thursday against the A's in place of C.J. Wilson, who has been pushed to Saturday.


Angels SP Matt Shoemaker struggles during Monday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker started to struggle during the first inning of Monday's loss to the Athletics and he never improved.

After giving up a run in the first, Shoemaker pitched a scoreless second, but ran into trouble in the third and fourth innings. Shoemaker gave up a three-run home run to Stephen Vogt in the third and failed to get out of the fourth inning after being replaced following a solo home run to Marcus Semien.

"Matty never settled in to what he does best," manager Mike Scioscia said after the game, per MLB.com. "That's strike one, pound the zone and change speeds. We'll turn the page on Matty for this one."

Shoemaker (2-1) surrendered five runs on seven hits over three innings. He struck out two and walked three, while taking the loss. It was the first time in his three starts this season that he failed to pitch at least six innings. His ERA rose from 4.38 to 6.46.

"He was out of sync from the beginning," Scioscia said. "When he got 0-2 to Vogt, he left a split right over the plate. These guys aren't robots. They're going to be out of sync once in a while. Matt usually makes adjustments -- he just wasn't able to do that tonight."

His next expected to start will be Saturday against the Rangers. 


Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker looking for more velocity


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is throwing well to begin the season, posting a 2-0 record in two starts. But Shoemaker is continuing to look for improvements, mostly for more velocity on his fastball, according to MLB.com.

"For me, that's usually how it is," said Shoemaker. "I feel like early on in the season, with any season, I get stronger. I don't feel anything different. I think it's just the strength and getting into a rhythm."

Shoemaker is averaging 88.9 mph on his fastball this season after averaging 91.3 in 2014. Shoemaker thinks it is mostly about his recent weight loss.

"That's what it usually does. I'm not very far off, which is a good thing - but it is kind of funny how quickly I can regain the weight.

"I feel like when I'm at that weight, there's more there, just because there's more behind the ball and I have more strength."


Report: Angels' Garrett Richards appears in line to start Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) With Matt Shoemaker scheduled to start Monday and Hector Santiago on Tuesday, it appears as if Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will be in line to start Sunday against the Astros, reports MLB.com.

Richards, who is coming off knee surgery, threw a bullpen session on Friday after a Triple-A rehab start on Tuesday. After his session, Richards said he's been able to accomplish every bench mark that was required of him during his rehab.

Richards went 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 168 2/3 innings in 2014.


Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker strikes out seven in win Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker allowed three runs on six hits in Los Angeles' 6-3 win over the Rangers Monday.

Shoemaker ran into trouble in the first inning when he allowed three singles to the first four batters he faced, leading to a run. He then allowed a double to Mitch Moreland driving in another run before surrendering a sacrifice fly.

"Once I get into the dugout, I can maybe reflect on it for four seconds and just forget it," Shoemaker said after the game, per MLB.com. "There's nothing you can do about it; it already happened. It's like, 'Man, that inning [stunk] terribly.' But then it's, 'OK, let's move on.'"

Shoemaker settled in after that and allowed just two hits in his final 5 1/3 innings of work.

"There's a presence to him," manager Mike Scioscia said. "He's not out there all hyper and getting distracted with the situation. He showed last year he can really pitch his way out of trouble. That's just a great game, from where it started to where it ended."

Shoemaker struck out seven in his start and now boasts a 4.38 ERA in two wins. He will look to keep rolling Sunday against the Astros.


Angels' Matt Shoemaker picks up win in season debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker surrendered three earned runs on six hits in six innings while striking out five and walking none to earn the win in his team's 5-3 victory over the Mariners.

Shoemaker served up two home runs in the outing but was able to escape with a quality start and a win. He's looking to build upon an impressive rookie season in which he went 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA and 124:24 K:BB ratio in 136 innings. Shoemaker is slated to face the


Angels' Matt Shoemaker allows one run in final spring start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker surrendered just one earned run on five hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out three in his final spring start Thursday.

Shoemaker ends the spring with a 4.26 ERA and 10:5 K:BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings. He'll make his regular-season debut Wednesday against the Mariners.


Angels tab Weaver, Wilson, Shoemaker for first series


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson will follow ace Jered Weaver and pitch the second game of the season, while Matt Shoemaker will take the mound for the third game of the season, the team announced Thursday.

Weaver, Wilson and Shoemaker will be facing the Mariners in order next week, starting Monday. The Angels are expected to use a four-man rotation initially, leaving Hector Santiago as the probable starter for Friday's home opener against the Royals.


Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney likely to be sent to Triple-A


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/29/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia has indicated that pitcher Andrew Heaney will begin the season in Triple-A, according to MLB.com.

The team's top pitching prospect, Heaney has allowed 13 earned runs in 14.0 innings (8.36 ERA) in four starts this spring.

The Angels are expected to open the season with a four-man rotation that will included Jered Weaver, Matt Shoemaker, C.J. Wilson and Hector Santiago.

Starter Garrett Richards is recovering from knee surgery.

"One of the things is, a lot of guys who are playing well, it might come down to what the fit is on the team. So there's a couple different ways," Scioscia said. "There's some things that might happen that might affect somebody's standing on the team in a positive or negative way, just to get the whole roster to be as deep as you can."


Angels 'most likely' to start year with four starting pitchers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia thinks he will start the season with a short staff, reports MLB.com. The team will "most likely" start the year with four starters in the rotation and 12 pitchers overall, Scioscia said Sunday.

The expected starters would be Jered Weaver, Matt Shoemaker, C.J. Wilson and Hector Santiago with Garrett Richards still recovering from knee surgery.

"One of the things is, a lot of guys who are playing well, it might come down to what the fit is on the team. So there's a couple different ways," Scioscia said. "There's some things that might happen that might affect somebody's standing on the team in a positive or negative way, just to get the whole roster to be as deep as you can."


Angels P Matt Shoemaker gives up three runs in loss to Dodgers


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) After pitching six scoreless innings in his last start, Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker struggled a bit in the team's 5-4 to the Dodgers, reports MLB.com.

Shoemaker gave up three runs on four hits in six innings, striking out two. One of the hits he surrended was to Joc Pederson on a two-run homer.

The 28-year-old completed last season with a 3.04 ERA, 124 strikeouts and only 24 walks.


Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker dazzles in six innings Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker tossed six scoreless innings Monday against the Mariners, allowing just two hits and one walk. Shoemaker retired the first 13 batters he faced in a row and added two strikeouts.

"It's a step in the right direction," Shoemaker said to MLB.com. "That's what we're going for. We're here to get ready for a season. We always want to win, as much as we can, but in spring, it's getting ready for that. So when you can put games together like this, it's huge."


Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker making waves in spring training


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker heads into spring training this year with more security than last year. He doesn't want to take a lackadaisical approach to the 2015 season., reports MLB.com.

"My whole goal this spring training is to get ready for the season, and at the same time, competing for a job, no matter who you are or where you're at," Shoemaker said. "I feel like if I focus on that, it helps me prepare to my best ability for a season."

Angels manager Mike Scioscia was happy with how Shoemaker looked in his debut.

"I thought he was great," Scioscia said. "Really liked how he made pitches with his fastball. He had good command, was down in the zone, good angle, pitched well with his fastball, brought his offspeed pitches in. A great first outing for him."


Matt Shoemaker allows unearned run in Game 2 of ALDS


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker didn't factor into the decision Friday despite surrendering just one unearned run on five hits in six innings while striking out six in his team's 4-1, 11-inning loss to the Royals in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

Shoemaker looked none the worse for wear in his first outing since Sept. 15 after missing more than two weeks with an oblique injury. After giving up a leadoff single in the first inning on which the runner advanced to second base on an error, the starter surrendered a one-out single to bring the unearned run home. He then allowed just three singles over the next four scoreless innings. If the series goes five games, Shoemaker will likely pitch the winner-take-all contest Wednesday. The series shifts to Kansas City Sunday with the Angels down 2-0.


Angels to call upon Matt Shoemaker, C.J. Wilson in ALDS


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) The Angels announced the team's rotation plans for the American League Division Series Wednesday, with Matt Shoemaker drawing the start in Friday's Game 2 and C.J. Wilson taking the mound for Game 3 Sunday.

Shoemaker hasn't made an appearance since Sept. 15 while recovering from an oblique injury. He went 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA and 124:24 K:BB ratio in 136 innings. Wilson finished the regular season with a 4.51 ERA and 151:85 K:BB ratio in 175 2/3 innings.


Angels SP Matt Shoemaker has no doubt he'll pitch in ALDS


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker completed a bullpen session without any issues on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Shoemaker told the paper he feels he could throw 100 pitches in a game and that he has no doubt he'll pitch in the ALDS. Right now, he is a candidate to start Game 3 for the Angels.


Angels' Matt Shoemaker could be candidate to start Game 3 of ALDS


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker (oblique) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday with breaks to simulate multiple innings, according to The Orange County Register. He could start Game 3 of the ALDS for the Angels.

Angels SP Matt Shoemaker plays catch Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker, who has been sidelined since mid-September due to an oblique strain, played catch Monday and is expected to throw in the bullpen Tuesday. Shoemaker remains hopeful of pitching in the AL Division Series.

Matt Shoemaker 'very confident' he'll start in ALDS


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker "felt good" after throwing 30-to-40 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday, and he's "very confident" he'll be able to start during the AL Division Series, MLB.com reports.

Matt Shoemaker extends his long toss Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker extended his long toss and also took part in one-hop drills to simulate throwing off a downhill slope, MLB.com reports. Shoemaker has been sidelined since Sept. 15 because of a strained oblique. He is expected to throw a bullpen on Sunday, which will be an indicator if he's is ready for the start of the postseason.

Matt Shoemaker able to play catch Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker was able to play catch Friday, according to the Orange County Register

Shoemaker is dealing with an oblique injury. While he won't pitch in the regular season, Shoemaker is trying to make himself available for the playoffs. He's getting closer to throwing off a mound. 


Matt Shoemaker, Josh Hamilton make progress Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker and outfielder Josh Hamilton made progress Tuesday as both work towards potentially being available for the postseason, MLB.com reports.

Shoemaker is now "symptom-free," according to manager Mike Scioscia, and he played catch for a second straight day Tuesday. He won't pitch again in the regular season but may be able to pitch off a mound early next week.

Hamilton has played just once in the last 19 days due to pain in his right AC joint. He took swings Tuesday for the second straight day and is hopeful he can return by Friday's opener against the Mariners in the final regular-season series of the year.


Matt Shoemaker not expected to pitch in final week of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters the chances of pitcher Matt Shoemaker pitching in the final week of the regular season are "very remote," per MLB.com on Monday. Shoemaker won seven straight decisions before going down with a strained oblique. His status for the postseason remains uncertain. 

Matt Shoemaker: I could be out 'for a week or two'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) The rib cage injury to Angels impressive right-hander Matt Shoemaker has become a concern for the team, according to MLB.com, despite his proclamation Wednesday that it was feeling better. He added that it was 'a little sore' after undergoing an MRI that revealed a mild oblique strain. Shoeamaker is uncertain when he will return - he is set to miss his Saturday start.

"There is no time frame," he said. "Literally they said in two or three days you can feel good or it could be a week or two. We'll just go by feel. Once it stops feeling sore, they want to get into some activity just to test it and rehab it. I want to get into everything quick, but they're just being smart."

Shoemaker has won his last seven decisions. He has allowed just seven earned runs in his last 48 2/3 innings pitched.


Matt Shoemaker to miss next scheduled start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker will miss Saturday's scheduled start due to a strained oblique, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Shoemaker described the strain as "very mild," but the team will move ahead cautiously. He could make one more regular-season start if he recovers well enough over the next several days.