LOS ANGELES—Tyler Skaggs, 27, pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels died on Monday, July 1. Skaggs passed away in Southlake, Texas inside his hotel room.
The Los Angeles Angels released a statement on Twitter following the pitcher’s death that read:
“It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas. 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.”
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District also issued the following statement:
“We are devastated to hear the news that Santa Monica High School graduate, Tyler Skaggs, has passed away, as reported by the Los Angeles Angels, where he was an active pitcher in Major League Baseball.”
Skaggs was found unresponsive inside his room at the Hilton hotel located at 1400 Plaza Place. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No foul play is suspected in his death and an ongoing investigation is underway by the Southlake Police Department
Skaggs last Instagram post was on Friday, June 30, where he posted, “Howdy y’all #TexasRoadtrip.”
The Angels were in Texas for a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The game has since been postponed.