Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead Monday afternoon at his hotel room in Texas. He was just 27 years old.
Skaggs was found unresponsive in his room by authorizes and have pronounced him dead at the scene. The cause of death has not been released.
The Southlake, Texas Police Department said that they suspect no foul play involved at the time.
In response to his death, tonight’s game between the Angels and the Texas Rangers was cancelled.
Numerous tributes and statements of expressing prayers and condolences have been sent over by fellow teams and also by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.
Here are a couple of them by the team, the Boston Red Sox, and by Manfred.
Angels statement on the passing of Tyler Skaggs. pic.twitter.com/6XA2Vu1uWV— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 1, 2019
Statement from MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Tyler Skaggs’ passing: pic.twitter.com/9wUQZntDmu— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 1, 2019
Skaggs was coming off just two days after his last start where he pitched four and one-third innings in a 4-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics.
He had made all 15 starts this season and boasted a 7-7 record to go with a 4.29 earned run average.
Skaggs is survived by his wife Carli, his mother, father, stepfather, and the rest of his entire family.
The @Angels just released a statement about the passing of Tyler Skaggs. Devastating. He’s a Santa Monica resident, local kid, just got married in the offseason. I have no words. RIP to a wonderful person who worked hard, cared about his craft and had such personality.— Jill Painter Lopez (@jillpainter) July 1, 2019