Angels to Honor Tyler Skaggs Prior to 1st Home Game Since Pitcher's Death


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ANAHEIM (CNS) - The Los Angeles Angels will honor Tyler Skaggs tonight prior to the team's first home game since the 27-year-old pitcher was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas.

The team did not release any details of the 7 p.m. tribute, which will precede the game against the Seattle Mariners.

Skaggs was found dead July 1 while the team was in Texas for a series against the Rangers. A cause of death has not yet been released, but police in Southlake said they did not suspect foul play or suicide.

The July 1 Angels-Rangers game was canceled due to Skaggs' death. The teams returned to the field the next night, with Angels manager Brad Ausmus saying the game would be ``a refuge for the players where they can turn their minds off and just focus on baseball.''

Skaggs was one of the most popular players in the clubhouse and one of the Angels' most reliable pitchers this season, going 7-7 with a 4.29 ERA in 79 2/3 innings across 15 starts. He was 28-38 with a 4.41 ERA during a seven- year career that was interrupted by the Tommy John surgery in 2014 and several other injuries.

Skaggs was a native of Woodland Hills and a graduate of Santa Monica High School. He and his wife Carli were married in December. They had no children.


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