Tyler Skaggs, a left-handed pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, was found dead in his Southlake, Texas hotel room.
The Angels released the following statement:
The Angels and Rangers will not play their scheduled contest on Monday evening. The rest of the three games in the series are expected to be played.
Their game will be made up in August.
Below is the press release from the Texas Rangers organization:
Commissioner Rob Manfred released this 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.”
Skaggs, who would’ve turned 28 on July 13, had pitched in the majors in parts of seven seasons. His last start was against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.
Skaggs was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a package for Dan Haren after originally being the No. 40 pick in the 2009 draft.
The Angels later reacquired Skaggs as part of a three-team deal that also included Mark Trumbo and Adam Eaton.
No further details about the cause of death are available at this time.
Below is the official press release from the Southlake Police Department.