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Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dead at 27; found in hotel room

 


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs had persevered through injuries to be a valuable pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels.

The left-hander had posted a photo of himself and teammates in cowboy hats for their weeklong trip to Texas where he was set to start on the Fourth of July holiday.

The 27-year-old pitcher died Monday, when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Texas, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of Los Angeles' series opener against the Rangers.

Skaggs was "an important part of the Angels Family," the team said in a statement. "Our thoughts a...



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