Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died on Monday at the age of 27, the team announced.
Police discovered Skaggs unconscious in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas -- where the Angels were staying for their series against the Rangers -- and pronounced him dead at the scene. An investigation is ongoing but foul play was ruled out, police said in a statement.
Monday's game between the Angels and Rangers was postponed.
The Angels released a statement on the tragic news:
"It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas. Tyler has, and always will be, an important part of the Angels Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family during this devastating time."
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred also extended his condolences in a statement.
"All of us at Major League Baseball extend our deepest condolences to Tyler's wife Carli, their family, their friends and all of his Angels' teammates and colleagues," he said. "We will support the Angels' organization through this most difficult period, and we will make a variety of resources available to Tyler's teammates and other members of the baseball family."
The Mets, as well as some players, also joined the commissioner and the rest of the baseball world in mourning the loss of Skaggs.
We are deeply saddened and join the baseball community in mourning the loss of Tyler Skaggs. Our condolences to his family and the Angels organization. https://t.co/xfq1BlKOm6- New York Mets (@Mets) 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
"We are deeply saddened and join the baseball community in mourning the loss of Tyler Skaggs," the team said in a statement. "Our condolences to his family and the Angels organization."
Skaggs pitched on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. He was 7-7 with a 4.29 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 79.2 innings this season.
A Santa Monica native, Skaggs was drafted by the Angels in the 40th round of the 2009, but traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he made his MLB debut in 2012. He was traded back to the Angels after the 2013 season.