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Tyler Skaggs (1991–2019), Los Angeles Angels pitcher

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The starting pitcher had a record of 7-7 this season

Tyler Skaggs was a starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. The team announced on Monday that Skaggs had passed away earlier in the day; a cause of death was not given. The left-hander had a record of 7-7 during the 2019 season and had just pitched five innings on Saturday against Oakland. The Los Angeles area native was drafted by the Angels in 2009. He was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 and then traded back to the Angels in 2013.

Game Postponed: The Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers postponed their game scheduled for Monday, July 1st.

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Died: Monday, July 01, 2019. (Who else died on July 1?)

Details of death: Died at the age of 27, no cause of death given.


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Statement from the Los Angeles Angels: “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 entire family during this devastating time.”

What they said about him: “By far, the nastiest prep arm I have ever faced. My thoughts and prayers go out to Tyler’s family! Gone too soon! RIP.” —Nationals star Bryce Harper

“Sad to hear that another one of our brothers has left us. RIP Tyler Skaggs. Gone too soon.” —Minnesota Twins player Nelson Cruz

“My heart goes out to the many many people who loved Tyler Skaggs, especially his family. Terribly sad. The Angels are a great organization filled with wonderful people, this will hurt tremendously. Prayers to all.” —Former Angels pitcher Jim Abbott

Full obituary: Los Angeles Times

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