The baseball world has been left shocked by the news that Tyler Skaggs, a left-handed pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, passed away on Monday.
According to the Southlake Texas Police Department, police found Skaggs unconscious in his hotel room, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
No foul play suspected, and suicide is not suspected, per media reports.
The Angels, who are in Texas playing the Rangers, cancelled their scheduled game tonight.
Players and teams from around the league were obviously stunned by the news. Former Twins pitcher Phil Hughes said he had just had lunch with Skaggs a few weeks ago and he was ” Absolutely gutted. I’m sick.”
KFAN personality, Paul Allen had Skaggs on his radio show a few weeks back when the Angels were in town at Target Field.
He also tagged along to St. Paul Children’s Hospital with Twins players to visit patients.
In 15 starts this season, Skaggs was 7-7 with a 4.29 ERA in 79 innings pitched. He was a first-round pick in 2009 and appeared in 96 career games between the Angels and Diamondbacks, pitching 520 career innings.
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