Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs Found Dead at 27, 'No Foul Play Suspected'

Monday - 01/07/2019 17:48
"At this time, no foul play is suspected. This investigation is ongoing and we will release pertinent information as it is available."


  • The Southlake Police Dept. in Texas says cops were called to the Hilton hotel at 2:18 PM about an "unconscious male in a room."
  • The Southlake PD adds, "Officers arrived and found the male unresponsive and he was pronounced deceased at the scene."
  • "At this time, no foul play is suspected. This investigation is ongoing and we will release pertinent information as it is available."

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in Texas on Monday morning, the team has announced. 

The 27-year-old had just pitched against the Oakland As on Saturday. The team is currently in Texas to play the Rangers. 

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Details surrounding his death are unclear. Major League Baseball has cancelled Monday night's game as a result. 

The Angels issued a statement saying, "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."

Phillies superstar Bryce Harper has shared his condolences ... saying "By far the nastiest prep arm I ever faced. My thoughts and prayers go out to Tyler's family! Gone too soon!"

Skaggs was drafted by the Angels in the 1st round of the 2009 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut in 2012 for the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he played until 2013. He later returned to the Angels where he's played ever since (he missed the 2015 season due to surgery). 

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