Worth noting

• Skaggs, who underwent Tommy John surgery on Aug. 13, returned to the Angels' clubhouse Tuesday for the first time since having surgery.

Skaggs, who had a 4.30 ERA in 18 starts, wore a brace on his left elbow and said the elbow felt "brand new."

The 23-year-old left-hander has been working on squeezing a ball, and he said the next step of his rehab will be to expand the range of movement of his elbow. Skaggs will miss the remainder of this season and all of next year while recovering.

• Josh Hamilton started as designated hitter for the second consecutive night on Tuesday, the second time this season he's served as DG on back-to-back nights. In 11 games as the DH, Hamilton has a .357/.471/.643 slash line and three home runs.

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @MDeFranks. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.