Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday at the age of 27.
“It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas,” the Angels said in a statement. “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 Southlake Police Department responded to the Hilton Hotel after receiving a report about an “unconscious male.” They found Skaggs unresponsive, and he was “pronounced deceased at the scene.” Suicide “is not suspected.”
Foul play is not suspected, but an investigation into his death is underway.
Mike Trout posted a statement on Instagram about Skaggs:
“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.”
Skaggs, who was in his 7th MLB season, made 15 appearances for the Angels this season, posting a 4.29 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 79.2 innings. His 1.7 WAR is highest on the team among Angels pitchers, per FanGraphs.