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Team Employee Convicted in Death of Tyler Skaggs

Eric Kay, former communications director, gave Angels pitcher counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl

(Newser) - A Texas jury found a former Los Angeles Angels staff member guilty Thursday of two counts in the 2019 overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. After deliberating for less than three hours, the US District Court jury in Fort Worth convicted Eric Kay of distributing an opioid laced with fentanyl...

Team Worker Watched Pitcher Snort Drugs on Night He Died: Testimony

Angels' Tyler Skaggs died in his hotel room in 2019

(Newser) - Update: A former Los Angeles Angels employee accused of providing the opioids that contributed to Tyler Skaggs' overdose death told a colleague he watched the Angels pitcher do drugs the night before he was found dead in a suburban Dallas hotel room, according to testimony Monday in his trial. Eric...

Ball Girl Takes Down Rogue Fan at Dodger Stadium

Man had managed to evade security during run across field

(Newser) - "Reminder: Don’t mess with our ball girls!" So tweeted Dodgers Nation after a rogue fan was stopped in his tracks Sunday. After the fan invaded the field at Dodger Stadium during the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, he evaded security and...

Angels Cut $240M Slugger Albert Pujols

The star, who ranks fifth on home run list, was in the last year of a $240M contract

(Newser) - Albert Pujols was cut by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, abruptly ending the 41-year-old superstar slugger's decade with his second major league team. The Angels surprisingly announced the move to designate Pujols for assignment a day after he wasn't in their lineup for the slumping club's...

Pitcher's Family 'Shocked' by New Twist in His Death

The investigation into Tyler Skaggs' death apparently involves a Los Angeles Angels employee

(Newser) - Looks like the probe into Tyler Skaggs' death involves a Los Angeles Angels employee—which his family called a shocking development, USA Today reports. "We have not been told the identity of the Angel employee that may be involved so I will take a pass on saying anything right...

Game to Honor Late Pitcher: 'You Can't Make This Stuff Up'

Angels register a no-hitter on night they paid tribute to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs

(Newser) - It was going to be an emotional night anyway in Anaheim—the first home game for the Los Angeles Angels since the unexpected death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. First came the pregame tribute with his family, then his mother throwing out the first pitch, then each member of the team...

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

(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...

Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs Dead at 27
Angels Pitcher 
Tyler Skaggs Dead at 27

Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs Dead at 27

Los Angeles team says player died Monday in Texas

(Newser) - Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday at the age of 27, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of the team's game against the Texas Rangers. Skaggs was with the team in Texas when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room, police said. He...

This Is the Sports Contract to End All Sports Contracts

Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels reportedly near deal

(Newser) - Mike Trout is about to score the largest contract in baseball history—and possibly in sports history. Sources tell the AP that Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract; that would put him well beyond the current baseball record holder, Bryce Harper,...

This Kind of Triple Play Not Seen in 106 Years

Texas Rangers pull it off

(Newser) - Bases loaded, nobody out. The Angels' David Fletcher then hits a hard ground ball to third that results in a triple play last seen in Major League Baseball in 1912, reports USA Today . The rarity? The batter wasn't one of the outs, according to STATS . Watch the play pulled...

Former Star MLB Pitcher Dead at 29
 Former Star 
 MLB Pitcher 
 Dead at 29 

Former Star MLB Pitcher Dead at 29

Ex-Braves player Tommy Hanson suffered 'catastrophic organ failure': report

(Newser) - Tommy Hanson, the friendly pitcher known as "Big Red" whose MLB career was stalled by injuries and personal loss, died Monday night at the age of 29, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Hanson, who pitched four seasons for the Atlanta Braves and ended his major league stint with the Los...

Angels Land Albert Pujols for $250M
 Angels Land 
 Albert Pujols 
 for $250M 


Angels Land Albert Pujols for $250M

Deal is for 10 years, $250 million

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Angels made two huge splashes today, snatching up two of the biggest free agents on the market: Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson. Pujols has agreed to a 10-year deal worth between $250 and $260 million, a source tells Yahoo! Sports . Depending on the exact number, it may...

Angels' Ervin Santana Pitches No-Hitter

Cleveland Indians are the victims

(Newser) - Ervin Santana pitched the first solo no-hitter for the Angels in nearly 27 years today against the Cleveland Indians. Santana struck out 10 and allowed only two runners—there was an error on the leadoff batter in the first inning and a walk in the eighth. (That leadoff batter eventually...

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