SOUTHLAKE, TX — Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died at the age of 27, according to the Los Angeles Angels.
Police in the area said Skaggs was pronounced deceased in a hotel room and no foul play is currently suspected.
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.
“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.”
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