Skaggs out 10-12 weeks with oblique strain

Skaggs out 10-12 weeks with oblique strain

SEATTLE -- The Angels' rotation took another hit on Monday, as the Halos announced that left-hander Tyler Skaggs is expected to miss 10-12 weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 right oblique strain.

Skaggs departed his start against the Rangers on Friday after feeling a "pinch" in his side and was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday. He flew back to Anaheim to be evaluated by Dr. Ron Kvitne and Dr. Steve Yoon, who diagnosed the injury and administered a platelet-rich plasma injection.

The loss of Skaggs is another blow for the Angels, who also have ace right-hander Garrett Richards on the disabled list with a biceps strain. Though he struggled in his first two starts of the regular season, the 25-year-old Skaggs subsequently strung together three strong outings, allowing three runs over 19 innings.

Triple-A right-handers Daniel Wright, Alex Meyer and Vicente Campos are likely among the candidates to take Skaggs' spot in the Angels' rotation.

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.