ANAHEIM, Calif. — Left-hander Hector Santiago is going to get a second chance in the Angels pitching rotation, but it’s taking an injury to Tyler Skaggs to make it happen.
Skaggs, who has lost each of his past three starts, was put on the disabled list Monday because of tightness in his right hamstring. Manager Mike Scioscia said Skaggs (4-4, 4.34 ERA) felt soreness in his hamstring after his last start Wednesday against the Houston Astros.
"We’re doing this really more as a precaution to make sure it gets behind him, but hamstrings have a life of their own," Scioscia said. "You never know, but we don’t anticipate it being any longer (than two weeks)."
Santiago, who will get the start on Tuesday in place of Skaggs, started the season in the Angels rotation but struggled mightily, going 0-6 in seven starts (10 appearances) with a 4.82 ERA.
He was sent down to Triple-A Salt Lake on May 21 to make room for outfielder Kole Calhoun, who came off the disabled list.