Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs unexpectedly dies in Texas
A Los Angeles Angels pitcher died Monday ahead of a series between the Angels and Texas Rangers.
Tyler Skaggs unexpectedly died on Monday in Texas, the Angels announced. The circumstances of his death are unknown.
Monday night’s Angels-Rangers game was canceled. The entire Angels team was at Globe Life Park before the clubhouse was close to media. The team then departed the ballpark without speaking to reporters.
“Tyler has, and always will be, an important part of the Angels Family,” the Angels said in a post on Twitter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Carli and his entire family during this devastating time.”
Texas Rangers officials are expected to discuss Skaggs' death at a late afternoon press conference.
"The Texas Rangers organization wants to express its deepest sympathies to the family of Tyler Skaggs and to the entire Angels organization on this shocking loss," the Rangers said in a statement. "The thoughts and prayers of every member of the Texas Rangers and all of their fans are with the Angels organization at this difficult time."
More information to come on this developing story.