ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead at a North Texas hotel Monday while in town for a series against the Texas Rangers.
Police in Southlake, about 25 miles northwest of Dallas, said officers found the 27-year-old pitcher unresponsive at the Hilton hotel at 1400 Plaza Place and he was pronounced dead at the scene. No foul play is suspected. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner said an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to determine a cause of death.
The Angels released a brief statement on Twitter Monday afternoon 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.”
A truly tragic development.
Angels statement on the passing of Tyler Skaggs. pic.twitter.com/6XA2Vu1uWV— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 1, 2019