The Major League Baseball Players Trust announced Monday a $45,000 donation to The Tyler Skaggs Baseball Foundation to honor the Angels' pitcher’s memory.
The foundation was established to honor Skaggs and preserve his legacy after he died on July 1 at the age of 27. The pitcher was laid to rest Monday at a private funeral service attended by teammates and fellow MLB players, reports People.
"Players are comforted to know that Tyler’s devotion and commitment to improving the lives of others will live on through this foundation," executive director Tony Clark said. "Tyler was a man who not only understood the responsibilities that come along with being a Major Leaguer, but he readily embraced them with a joyful and giving spirit."
Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room, just hours before the Angels were set to face the Rangers.