The Los Angeles Angels announced the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs on Monday. The seven-year veteran would have been 28 on July 13.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the Southlake (Texas) Police Department found Skaggs unresponsive in his hotel room. The department released the following statement to the Times.
“[Monday] at 2:18 p.m. CDT the Southlake Police Department responded to a call of an unconscious male in a room in the Hilton hotel at 1400 Plaza Place. Officers arrived and found the male unresponsive, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
A police spokesman told the Times that no foul play is suspected.
The team, which was in Arlington, Texas, for the beginning of a seven-game road trip versus the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros, also announced that Monday night’s game against Texas was postponed.
The Angels revealed Skaggs’ death a short time later.
Skaggs, who grew up in Santa Monica, Calif., was drafted in the first round (40th overall) by the Angels in the 2009 draft. He reached the big leagues in 2012 and spent two seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks before rejoining the Angels in 2014. In seven seasons, he garnered a 28-38 record in 96 starts with a 4.41 ERA.
In 15 starts during the 2019 season, he was 7-7 with a 4.29 ERA.