SOUTHLAKE, TX — Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died at the age of 27, according to the Los Angeles Angels.
Angels statement on the passing of Tyler Skaggs. pic.twitter.com/6XA2Vu1uWV— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 1, 2019
Police in the area said Skaggs was pronounced deceased in a hotel room and no foul play is currently suspected.
Southlake Police Department Press Release 7/1/19 pic.twitter.com/vgZTUBIc40— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) July 1, 2019
Skaggs pitched 13 games for the Diamondbacks between the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
He then pitched for the Angels from 2014 until this season.
Skaggs most recently pitched for the Angels on June 29, against the Oakland A's.
All-Star teammate released a heartfelt statement last night on Skaggs' death.
Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carli and their families. Remembering him as a great teammate, friend, and person who will forever remain in our hearts... we love you, 45. pic.twitter.com/zCO8Ne01Gy— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) July 2, 2019
“We are heartbroken with this tragic news," the Diamondbacks said in a statement. "Tyler began his Major League career as a Diamondback and he will always be remembered here as a great teammate and wonderful young man. His family is in our thoughts and prayers during this challenging time.”
Rest in peace, Tyler. You will be missed dearly. pic.twitter.com/4DDTMZssNo— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 1, 2019
We came up together. We won together. We laughed and celebrated together. Today, we all lose and mourn together. Your memory, your love for life, everything that made you, you, will live forever in the hearts and minds of those who knew you. Rest In Peace brother. We love you. pic.twitter.com/n30eXspS4N— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) July 1, 2019
Sad to hear that another one of our brothers has left us. RIP Tyler Skaggs. Gone too soon. pic.twitter.com/Zrb68VPdqf— Nelson Cruz (@ncboomstick23) July 1, 2019