It was announced late Monday morning that Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs has been found dead at the age of 27. According to TMZ, cops were called to the Southlake Hilton hotel at 2:18 PM about “an unconscious male in a room.” He was pronounced dead at the scene, and as of now, no foul play is suspected.
The Angels released this statement to the media after the announcement of his death.
“It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas. 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. There are no other details at this time, please keep Tyler’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred issued the following statement:
“I am deeply saddened by today’s tragedy in Texas. All of us at Major League Baseball extend our deepest condolences to Tyler’s wife Carli, their family, their friends and all of his Angels’ teammates and colleagues. We will support the Angels’ organization through this most difficult period, and we will make a variety of resources available to Tyler’s teammates and other members of the baseball family.
The Angels were scheduled to play a four game series in Arlington against the Texas Rangers this week. The first game was supposed to be tonight, and that game has been cancelled. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Skaggs family, and the entire Angels organization.
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