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- Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died, the team announced.
- Skaggs was 27 years old.
- He last pitched for the Angels two days before he died.
- No cause of death has been given.
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs died on Monday morning, the team announced.
Skaggs was 27, and no details for the cause of death were given, although local police released a statement saying no foul play is suspected at this time.
“It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas,” the Angels wrote in a statement. “Tyler has, and always will be, an important part of the Angels family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Carli and his entire family during this devastating time.”
According to the Southlake Police Department, Skaggs was found unresponsive in a Dallas-Fort Worth area hotel.
Southlake Police Department Press Release 7/1/19 pic.twitter.com/vgZTUBIc40
— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) July 1, 2019
He last pitched for the Angels in a 4-0 loss to the Oakland A’s on Saturday.
The Angels’ game against the Texas Rangers has been postponed.
Skaggs was a first-round pick by the Angels in the 2009 draft. After being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 as part of a late-season deal for Dan Haren, he was traded back to the Angels in 2013. He was 28-38 with a 4.41 ERA in 98 career starts.