Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton knows exactly what the Angels are going through.
On Monday, Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs had died in his Texas hotel room while the team was in town for a four-game series against the Rangers.
The 27-year-old's death resulted in the postponement of the game and shocked baseball, leaving the entire league in mourning.
Stanton extended his condolences, like others, on Monday through social media but also took it a step further and delivered a message to Skaggs' teammates, who will return to work and try to play a baseball game on Tuesday.
Stanton went through a similar situation during his time with the Miami Marlins when pitcher Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident during the middle of the season.
Here is what Stanton had to say:
RIP Bro, My heart goes out to your family🙏 My message to the @angels while having no time for yourself to grieve is to hug each other, laugh, cry, lift the ones taking it extra hard up. You're going to wonder why all of this is happening , is it real, why are u suiting up to play a game that seems irrelevant. Some Anger will ensue while u have to grieve in a fish bowl.. A lot will go through your mind. So stay together through that. The first days back to schedule are the weirdest feeling, from the energy to the questions to having to walk by his locker. Try to Focus & understand how important your strength is for his family, all of your supporters & anyone looking for the power to overcome something. They're looking @ you for guidance. So you all really need each other right now. Stay strong fellas I'm thinking about you!