Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs Dies in Texas
Police responded to a report of an unconscious man in a hotel room in Southlake, Texas, and pronounced Skaggs dead at the scene. No foul play is suspected, and an investigation is ongoing, police said.
A Southlake police spokesperson said it "is not suspected" that Skaggs took his own life, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Woodward described it as "one of those moments where you're just kind of numb'' and said the Rangers were thinking about Skaggs' family and the Angels organization.
"There were a lot of pretty emotional guys in there, you could tell. Some guys knew him. [Jesse Chavez] had actually played with him in L.A.,'' Woodward said. "Some guys that didn't even know him were visibly shaken. You could tell.''
A native of the Los Angeles area, Skaggs was born in Woodland Hills and went to high school in Santa Monica. Skaggs was drafted by the Angels with the 40th pick in the first round of the 2009 draft, the same Angels draft class as Mike Trout.
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