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Sports world reacts to the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs

ANAHEIM, CALIF. -- MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019: Angels fan Reza Agahi, 18, of Anaheim, spends a quiet mome
Angels fan Reza Agahi of Anaheim spends a quiet moment at Angel Stadium after learning of pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ death on Monday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Tyler Skaggs, who pitched for the Angels for four-plus seasons, died Monday at the age of 27.

Skaggs was a first-round draft pick of the Angels in 2009. He was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 along with Joe Saunders, Patrick Corbin and Rafael Rodriguez for Dan Haren and made his major league debut in 2012.

Players and teams from around Major League Baseball expressed their sympathies on social media upon hearing the news:

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ANAHEIM, CALIF. -- MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019: After placing a bouquet of flowers, Angel fan Bob Horan, of
After placing a bouquet of flowers down in front of Angel Stadium, Angels fan Bob Horan spends a quiet moment by himself.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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ANAHEIM, CALIF. -- MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019: Angels fans Reza Agahi, 18, left, William St. Marseille, 1
Angels fans pay their respects to Tyler Skaggs at Angel Stadium on Monday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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ANAHEIM, CALIF. -- MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019: Angel fan Ricky Martinez, of Santa Ana, holds a batting he
Angels fan Ricky Martinez holds a batting helmet with a message on it while paying his respects to Tyler Skaggs at Angel Stadium on Monday.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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