Tyler Skaggs dead: Los Angeles Angels confirm pitcher has died, aged 27



Los Angeles Angels have confirmed that pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died, aged 27.

Their match against Texas Rangers due to take place in the early hours of Tuesday morning (BST) has been cancelled.

The circumstances surrounding Skaggs’ death are, as yet, unconfirmed.

In a statement, the Angels said: “It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas.

“Tyler was, and always will be, an important part of the Angels Family. Our thoughts are with his wife Carli and his entire family during this devastating time.”

Skaggs was born in Woodland Hills California in 1991 and was drafted by the Angels in the first round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.

He made his pro debut in minor league baseball that season before being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks the following summer.

Skaggs made his MLB debut on August 22 2012, giving up two runs through six and a third innings as he got the win.

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