MLB community pays respect to late 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:
In shock now I can’t believe this
— Machete Maldonado (@Machete1224) July 1, 2019
— JOSE MOLINA (@Joeycatch8) July 1, 2019
Truly cannot believe this is real. Thoughts and prayers with his family, the Angels and all my former teammates. https://t.co/4RsRpWv3Am
— Chris Iannetta (@Chris_Iannetta) July 1, 2019
Former Angels pitcher Jered Weaver:
I am devastated about the passing of my close friend @TylerSkaggs37… what a great kid and ultimate competitor. He always wanted to get better and it was awesome being apart of his development! My heart is w his wife Carli and his mom Debbie
— Jered Weaver (@Weave1036) July 1, 2019
Current Angels Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Parker Bridwell and Jared Walsh:
Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel right now. 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. pic.twitter.com/zCO8Ne01Gy
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) July 2, 2019
From Albert Pujols on Instagram: pic.twitter.com/MqesccMbZd
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 2, 2019
I can’t believe this, my heart and prayers go out to his wife and family! We lost an amazing human being. Rest In Peace brother
— Parker Bridwell (@PBrid91) July 1, 2019
This is a nightmare. Absolute nightmare. Can’t believe it. Don’t want to believe it.
— Jared Walsh (@Walshey21) July 1, 2019
Former Angel CJ Cron:
This sucks. So, so badly. It seems like yesterday we were dancing and laughing together on your wedding night. We’ll all miss you brother more than you know. I hate that I’m even tweeting this. RIP Skaggsy.
— C.J. Cron (@CCron24) July 2, 2019
Former Angel Tim Salmon:
So saddened to hear about Tyler’s passing today. My heart goes out to his family and will be praying their strength to get through this. Great young man and fantastic competitor. #TylerSkaggs37 #angelsbaseball #foxsportswest
— Tim Salmon (@TimSalmon15) July 1, 2019
Bryce Harper reacted on his Instagram story to the news of Tyler Skaggs’ passing pic.twitter.com/yUjsnSXHVG
— Maria Torres (@maria_torres3) July 1, 2019
Steven Souza Jr.:
— Steven Souza Jr. (@SouzaJr) July 1, 2019
Sad to hear that another one of our brothers has left us. RIP Tyler Skaggs. Gone too soon. pic.twitter.com/Zrb68VPdqf
— Nelson Cruz (@ncboomstick23) July 1, 2019
Heavy heart for Tyler Skaggs and his family.. Rest In Peace man. Going to miss watching that curveball.
— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) July 1, 2019
Skaggs’ former team, the Diamondbacks:
Rest in peace, Tyler. You will be missed dearly. pic.twitter.com/4DDTMZssNo
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 1, 2019
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.