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#pounditTuesday, August 16, 2022

MLB community pays respect to late Tyler Skaggs

Tyler Skaggs

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead on Monday at the age of 27, just two days after pitching against the Oakland A’s. Skaggs’ death caught the MLB community by great surprise and led to many tributes and regards sent to him and his family.

Here is a look at the roundup of regards sent to Skaggs, many coming from people who played for the Angels.

Former Angels catchers Martin Maldonado, Jose Molina and Chris Iannetta:

Former Angels pitcher Jered Weaver:

Current Angels Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Parker Bridwell and Jared Walsh:

Former Angel CJ Cron:

Former Angel Tim Salmon:

Bryce Harper:

Steven Souza Jr.:

Nelson Cruz:

Daniel Norris:

Skaggs’ former team, the Diamondbacks:

Skaggs was drafted by the Angels in the first round in 2009 and traded to Arizona as part of the Dan Haren deal. He was later reacquired by the Angels in 2013. The southpaw was 28-38 with a 4.41 career ERA and was having a solid season for the Angels.

Monday’s Angels-Rangers game was postponed in response to the news. Police issued a statement about Skaggs’ death, saying no foul play was suspected.

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