Angels pitcher, Tyler Skaggs, 27, found dead in hotel room; Texas police say no foul play is suspected
The Los Angeles Angels announced that left-handed pitcher, Tyler Skaggs, died on Monday at the age of 27. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas.
No further details about the cause of death are available at this time.
A number of Skaggs' teammates and peers from around the league have offered tribute to him through social media.
Skaggs, who would've turned 28 on July 13, had pitched in the majors in parts of seven seasons. Most recently, he started against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon. Originally the No. 40 pick in the 2009 draft, Skaggs was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a package for Dan Haren. The Angels later reacquired Skaggs as part of a three-team deal that also included Mark Trumbo and Adam Eaton.