Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died. He was 27.

He died, according to the Angels, on Monday morning in Texas. The official cause of death is unknown at this time.

Death Candle
Death Candle (Photo by Pixabay.com)

The Angeles were scheduled to play the Texas Rangers on Monday night. According to the Rangers, the game will be postponed due to Skaggs’ passing.

The game will be made up at a later date.

“The Texas Rangers organization wants to express its deepest sympathies to the family of Tyler Skaggs and to the entire Angels organization on this shocking loss,” the Rangers said in a statement. “The thoughts and prayers of every member of the Texas Rangers and all of their fans are with the Angels organization at this difficult time.”

Skaggs — who was a first-round pick by the team in the 2009 MLB Draft — spent the last five seasons with the team. He began his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012 and 2013.

This season, he went 7-7 with a 4.29 ERA in 15 games, including 15 starts. He also allowed 41 runs (38 earned runs), including nine home runs, in 79 2.3 innings.

“It is with great sorrow that we reporter Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas,” the Angels said 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.”

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