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Suicide, Foul Play Not Suspected in Pitcher's Death

Los Angeles Angels player Tyler Skaggs, who died at age 27, is remembered by teammates, fans
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2019 6:21 AM CDT
Updated Jul 2, 2019 6:46 AM CDT
This is a 2019 photo of Tyler Skaggs of the Los Angeles Angels.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

(Newser) – The baseball world is still reeling from the sudden death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in Texas on Monday, and now the tributes and condolences for the 27-year-old's family—especially his wife, Carli, whom he just married on New Year's Eve—are pouring in from fellow players and others, per USA Today. The Southlake Police Department still hasn't said anything on a cause of death, though it doesn't suspect foul play or suicide, the Los Angeles Times reports. Chief among the heartfelt thoughts for Skaggs were those from teammate Mike Trout.

"Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel right now," Trout tweeted Monday evening. "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." And from his team: "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." Fans have also been leaving flowers and baseball caps with handwritten messages scribbled on them outside of Angel Stadium, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. (Read more MLB stories.)

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