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Injury not expected to sideline Shoemaker

Halos' righty departed last start early with sore forearm
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ANAHEIM -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that right-handed pitcher Matt Shoemaker, who exited Wednesday's win over the Yankees after three-plus innings with tightness in the extensor of his right forearm, will be monitored very closely before determining whether he'll be available for his next scheduled start Tuesday.

"Historically, he's had these before, and they seem like they go away in fairly short order," Scioscia said. "But how many days that is remains to be seen. I think long-range, we're not concerned with it."

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ANAHEIM -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that right-handed pitcher Matt Shoemaker, who exited Wednesday's win over the Yankees after three-plus innings with tightness in the extensor of his right forearm, will be monitored very closely before determining whether he'll be available for his next scheduled start Tuesday.

"Historically, he's had these before, and they seem like they go away in fairly short order," Scioscia said. "But how many days that is remains to be seen. I think long-range, we're not concerned with it."

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Shoemaker received treatment for the injury Thursday. Scioscia added that the 30-year-old will throw a bullpen session to assess how he's feeling before making a decision on his availability. The Halos have an off-day Monday before opening a three-game series against the Yankees on Tuesday, and the Angels are considering pushing Shoemaker's start back.

"We're going to wait for the symptoms to subside and then he'll start a throwing progression," Scioscia said. "When that is, it'll let us know in its own time."

Wright recalled, Bridwell optioned

The Angels recalled right-handed pitcher Daniel Wright from Triple-A Salt Lake prior to Thursday's series opener against Kansas City. Right-hander Parker Bridwell was optioned to Salt Lake on Wednesday night after Los Angeles' 7-5 win over New York to make room for Wright.

Wright last pitched for the Angels on May 29 at Tampa Bay. He entered Thursday 0-1 and had posted a 5.19 ERA across 17 1/3 innings in four appearances (two starts) with Los Angeles this season.

Bridwell, who had been recalled from Salt Lake prior to Wednesday's game, pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief of Shoemaker. He relinquished one run on seven hits while permitting no walks and striking out one batter.

Worth noting

• Right-handed reliever Huston Street will join Salt Lake, and throw for the club Friday and Monday as a part of his rehab assignment.

Street -- who opened the season on the 60-day disabled list with a right lat strain -- pitched for Class A Advanced Inland Empire on Wednesday in his first outing since suffering a setback during his rehab in early June. He gave up three runs on two hits and two walks in 1/3 inning, however the 33-year-old isn't overly concerned by his performance.

"The results are what they were, but that's why you have three to kind of lock it back it," he said. "All I want to be is healthy. I don't really worry too much."

Street long-tossed at 160 feet Thursday, and made 90 throws.

• The Angels are "still waiting for an evaluation" on right-handed pitcher Garrett Richards, according to Scioscia. Richards has been on the DL since April 7 with a right biceps strain.

• Right-handed reliever Cam Bedrosian was scheduled to pitch one inning for Inland Empire on Thursday. The 25-year-old has been on the DL since April 22 due to a right groin strain, but said Tuesday he's confident he'll be activated either Friday or Saturday.

• Scioscia said left-handed pitcher Tyler Skaggs' bullpens are getting more aggressive, and will throw out of the stretch during his next bullpen session. The southpaw has been on the DL with a strained right oblique since April 29.

"He's passing these hurdles, but there's still a lot left before we see Tyler on the mound for us," Scioscia said.

Kaelen Jones is a reporter for MLB.com based in Anaheim.

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