SAD! pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27, found dead in hotel room




Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead at a Hilton hotel in Southlake, Texas, Monday, officials said.
Skaggs, 27, was found unresponsive at the hotel in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb, police said in a statement.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. Southlake Police said in a statement that foul play is not believed to be a factor at this point. The Los Angeles Times reported that a police spokesman said suicide "is not suspected."
    "Tyler has, and always will be, an important part of the Angels Family," the Angels tweeted.
    In a statement, the Texas Rangers said Monday's game with the Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington was postponed and 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 statement said.
    The rest of the series with the Angels will continue as scheduled starting Tuesday, Major League Baseball told CNN Sports.
    Skaggs attended Santa Monica High School in California. The Angels drafted him in 2009, according to his biography. He made his Major League Baseball debut on August 22, 2012, and pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
    "We are heartbroken with this tragic news. Tyler began his MLB career as a Diamondback and he will always be remembered here as a great teammate and wonderful young man," Derrick Hall, Diamondbacks president and CEO, said in a statement.
    Skaggs wore No. 45. His nickname was "Swaggy," according to his bio. He pitched Saturday for the Angels, completing 4 1/3 innings in the team's game against the Oakland A's at Angel Stadium, according to MLB.com.
    He had a 7-7 record this year. He was 28-38 for his MLB career, with a 4.41 ERA, according to his bio.
    "I am deeply saddened by today's tragedy in Texas," Major League 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."

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