Tyler Skaggs, Los Angeles Angels pitcher, passed away this morning, the team announced. Skaggs was in Texas, where the Angels were scheduled to begin their four game series against the Texas Rangers today. Tonight’s game between the Rangers and Angels has been canceled.
Reports indicate that he was found in his hotel room around 2 p.m. this afternoon. Foul play is not suspected,
This is tragic news for the Angels and the MLB community. Skaggs, 27, was a Southern California native who was born in Woodland Hills and graduated from Santa Monica High School. He was originally drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks, but returned home to the Angels in a trade in the 2013-14 offseason. He has spent parts of the last four seasons in the Angels rotation, including making 15 starts this year for the Angels.
Our thoughts go out to the Angels baseball family.