A tragic loss. Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in Texas on Monday, July 1.
Skaggs’ untimely death was confirmed by the MLB team on their respective social media pages. The athlete was 27.
“It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Today,” the L Los Angeles Angels’ statement reads. “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.”
Skaggs participated in what would be his last game pitching against fellow Californian team, the Oakland Athletics, on Saturday, June 29. The Athletics beat the Angels 4-0.
The Angels were expected to play the Texas Rangers on Monday. However, ESPN.com reported that the game has been postponed in light of Skaggs’ passing.
Skaggs is survived by his wife, Carli Skaggs, and parents Debbie and Darrell Skaggs.
The cause of Tyler’s death is unclear at this time.
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