LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died unexpectedly on Monday in Texas, the team confirmed.
"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," the baseball team said in a statement.
According to police in Texas, around 2:18 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a call of an unconscious male inside a room at the Hilton Hotel, located at 1400 Plaza Place. When officers arrived, they found Skaggs unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"At this time, no foul play is suspected. This investigation is ongoing and we will release pertinent information as it is available," police said in a statement Monday afternoon.
Skaggs last pitched for the team on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium. The team was scheduled to take on the Texas Rangers on Monday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, however, the game was canceled in light of the death. The canceled game will be made up at a later date.
"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."
Skaggs was born in Woodland Hills in 1991 and graduated from Santa Monica High School in 2009, when the Angels drafted him in the first round. He spent most of his career with the Angels, pitching for them in 2014 and again from 2016 until his death in 2019.
"I am deeply saddened by today's tragedy in Texas,'' Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. "All of us at Major League Baseball extend our deepest condolences to Tyler's wife Carli, their family, their friends and all of his Angels' teammates and colleagues. We will support the Angels' organization through this most difficult period, and we will make a variety of resources available to Tyler's teammates and other members of the baseball family.''