Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies in Texas, team announces

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Los Angeles Angles pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday in Texas, the team announced. The southpaw hurler was only 27.

Tonight’s Angels’ game at Texas was postponed.

“It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas,” an Angels statement said. “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.”

No details on a cause of death have been made available yet.

Skaggs had a 7-7 record with a 4.29 ERA in 2019. He had a 28-38 career record with a 4.41 ERA and 476 strikeouts.

Skaggs started 96 career games, making a career-best 24 last season when he went 8-10 with a 4.02 ERA. He fanned 129 batters in 125 1/3 innings of work.

Skaggs went to high school in Santa Monica and the Halos took him with the 40th pick in the first round of the 2009 MLB Draft. They traded him to the Diamondback in 2010, but Arizona sent him back to the Angels in 2013.

Skaggs was the losing pitcher in Saturday’s home defeat against Oakland. He worked 4 1/3 innings and gave up two hits and two earned runs. Skaggs walked four batters and struck out five.

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