In Los Angeles, Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead this Monday in his hotel room. After receiving this heartbreaking news, officials have postponed the game with Texas Rangers.
Skaggs, 27, was not responding to anyone from Monday afternoon at a Hilton Hotel in south lake. A Dallas-Fort Worth suburb, police said in a statement.
According to the Los Angeles Times report, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Foul play is not believed for sure to be a factor at this point, and the police also spokesman said there are no signs of the suicide.
Sympathizing Skaggs family, the Angels tweets a heartwarming message that “Tyler has, and always will be, an important part of the Angels Family,”
After receiving this sad news, in a statement, Texas ranger said that Monday’s game with the Angels at the Globe Life Park in Arlington was postponed and the game date will be released soon. “The Texas Rangers organization wants to express its deepest sympathies to the family of Tyler Skaggs and the entire Angels organization on this shocking loss,” the statement said.
Skaggs completed his schooling from Santa Monica High School in California. According to his biography the Angels him in 2009 as a pitcher. He made his baseball debut on August 2012 and pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
In a statement, the Diamondback’s president and CEO said that “We are heartbroken with this tragic news. Tyler began his MLB career as a Diamondback, and he will always be remembered here as a great teammate and wonderful young man,”
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According the Los Angeles Times report, The Angels clubhouse didn’t open Monday. After receiving the Skaggs death, the team and the traveling party left the Rangers stadium.
“There were a lot of pretty emotional guys in our clubhouse. Some guys knew him. Guys were physically shaken,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said, the Times reported. “This isn’t something we deal with daily.”
In honor of Skaggs in Anaheim, a banner hoisted outside the Angels stadium. The Mourners left some flowers and memorabilia in front of the stadium. Rip 45 was written on an Angels hat