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AL West update: Josh Hamilton, Tyler Skaggs, Adam Wilk, Garrett Richards

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An update on the American League West, led by the Oakland A's sitting at 5-5 in the early going of the 2015 season.

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The Los Angeles Angels moved Tyler Skaggs from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list Wednesday. Skaggs, 23, was a part of the deal in 2013 that sent Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Since arriving in Los Angeles, it has been a tough go for Skaggs.

He made 18 starts last season, going 5-5 with a 4.30 ERA before being shut down in August for a left elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery.

The Angels moves Skaggs to the 60-day DL to open up a spot on their 40-man roster. That spot was taken by fellow lefty Adam Wilk. The 27-year-old last pitched in the majors with the Detroit Tigers in 2012.  It didn't take long for Wilk to get thrown to the fire in the big leagues,  making his first appearance last night allowing one run over two innings.

AL West news & notes 4/16:

  • LA fans should not worry though, help is on the way. Garrett Richards began his rehab assignment Tuesday, coming back from a knee injury. The hope is that Richards can rejoin the team this weekend, but his rehab start Tuesday didn't go exactly as planned and is creating some doubt.
  • Don’t Get Too Excited About Mark Canha -- FanGraphs Baseball
    "Clearly, the Marlins never thought much of Canha, which is why they chose to leave him unprotected in last winter’s rule 5 draft. But as they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Canha was little more than an afterthought for the Marlins organization, but Billy Beane and the A’s apparently saw something more in the San Jose native."

  • One of those two teams, the Houston Astros, made some roster moves this week. Asher Wojciechowski had an impressive spring, but struggled in his two appearences in the big leagues. In his place will be Brad Peacock, who recovered from a hip injury that sidelined him during the spring.

AL West Standings 4/16

West W L PCT GB
Oakland Athletics 5 5 0.500 -
Los Angeles Angels 4 5 0.444 0.5
Houston Astros 4 5 0.444 0.5
Texas Rangers 4 6 0.400 1
Seattle Mariners 3 6 0.333 1.5