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Tyler Skaggs expected to miss 10-12 weeks with strained oblique

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Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports that Angels starter Tyler Skaggs is expected to miss 10-12 weeks with a Grade 2 strain of his right oblique. The lefty received a platelet-rich plasma injection.

Skaggs suffered his injury during the fifth inning against the Rangers on Friday. Through five starts, Skaggs has a 3.99 ERA and a 29/9 K/BB  ratio in 29 1/3 innings.

Skaggs is the *counts on fingers* four millionth Angels pitcher to suffer an injury this season. No word yet on how the club plans to configure the starting rotation while Skaggs is out. Vicente Campos, Alex Meyer, Daniel Wright, and Yusmeiro Petit are all potential options.

Wilson Ramos suffers head injury on Ruben Tejada’s backswing

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Rays catcher Wilson Ramos had to exit Monday night’s game against the Orioles in the fifth inning after suffering a head injury. Ruben Tejada broke his bat on a ground out and the barrel hit Ramos in his helmet. Rich Dubroff reports that Ramos needed six staples to close a laceration on his head.

Ramos will continue to be evaluated under MLB’s concussion protocol. He may wind up on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Ramos, 29, entered Monday’s action batting .222/.259/.426 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 59 plate appearances. He was 0-for-2 before being replaced by Jesus Sucre.

Video: Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop turn a sweet 5-4-3 double play

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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and second baseman Jonathan Schoop teamed up to turn an impressive 5-4-3 double play in the bottom of the first inning of Monday night’s game against the Rays.

Steven Souza, Jr. led off the frame with a single. Corey Dickerson struck out, bringing Evan Longoria to the dish. Longoria sharply grounded a 1-2 fastball from Kevin Gausman to Machado, who showcased his strong arm with a perfect feed to Schoop at the second base bag despite his momentum taking him towards into territory. Schoop made an off-balance throw to first to complete the twin-killing.

The Orioles took the lead in the top of the third when Adam Jones hit a solo home run off of Ian Snell.