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:
I just had lunch with Tyler a couple weeks ago. We talked pitching, life. He was so excited about the season. Absolutely gutted. I’m sick— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) July 1, 2019
Terrible news. Unbelievable person and teammate. So sad to hear something like this. RIP brother.— Ender Inciarte (@enderinciartem) July 1, 2019
Thoughts and prayers for Tyler Skaggs family. Sad news— Mr. Irrelevant (@RealJoshReddick) July 1, 2019
We came up together. We won together. We laughed and celebrated together. Today, we all lose and mourn together. Your memory, your love for life, everything that made you, you, will live forever in the hearts and minds of those who knew you. Rest In Peace brother. We love you. pic.twitter.com/n30eXspS4N— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) July 1, 2019
RIP to my longtime friend and Little League teammate i love you brotha RIP Tyler Skaggs.— Ryan Sherriff (@KingSherriff) July 1, 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
I am heartbroken to learn the news of the passing of teammate Tyler Skaggs. Praying for his family to find peace in such a hard moment. Sad moment for baseball.☹️☹️— Rene Rivera (@ReneRivera13) July 1, 2019