Tyler Skaggs RUMORS & NEWS

  • DEA Interviews Matt Harvey, Current Angels Players in Tyler Skaggs Investigation

    SI "The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has interviewed several former and current Los Angeles Angels players while investigating the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. According to DiGiovanna, current pitchers..." October 16

  • Angels could face MLB sanctions, fines if club violated league drug policy

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Angels could face significant sanctions if Major League Baseball determines that team employees were told of Tyler Skaggs' opioid use prior to his July 1 death and didn't inform the commissioner's office. Eric Kay, currently on paid leave as the Angels'..." October 15

  • Angels employee says cooperating with feds is 'right thing to do'

    ESPN "Los Angeles Angels communications director Eric Kay, who last month told U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents that he provided opioids to Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, said in a statement to Outside the Lines on Sunday that it's "time for everyone to stand up and take..." October 14

  • Report: Angels employee Eric Kay provided, did drugs with Tyler Skaggs

    Larry Brown Sports "New information in the case of Tyler Skaggs’ death was reported on Saturday that provides more background on the matter and shares the role a Los Angeles Angels team employee played in the matter. Skaggs died on July 1 while the Angels were in Texas to face the Rangers after..." October 12

  • Report: Angels Knew of Tyler Skaggs Drug Use ‘Long Before His Death’

    Sportsnaut "Just a month after it was announced Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died of an opioid overdose, a new report indicates the team was aware of Skaggs’ opioid use. According to ESPN’s T.J. Quinn, a public relations employee informed federal investigators that he..." October 12

  • Angels Deny Allegations That They Were Aware of Tyler Skaggs Opioid Use Before Tragic Death

    12 Up "After a bombshell report was released that alleged members of the Los Angeles Angels organization knew about Tyler Skaggs' opioid abuse that led to his tragic death, it was only a matter of time until they released a statement of their own. Angels president John..." October 12

  • The DEA is probing Tyler Skaggs’ death

    Hardball Talk "It was revealed last month that Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ death was the result of Fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system. Now the Drug Enforcement Administration is looking into it. T.J. Quinn of ESPN reports that the DEA is investigating where Skaggs obtained the..." September 19

  • Brad Ausmus says he has never seen opioids in Angels clubhouse

    Larry Brown Sports "Friday’s revelation about what caused pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ death is creating some new questions for the Los Angeles Angels organization. Angels manager Brad Ausmus was asked about the prevalence of opioids within his own clubhouse in the wake of the news that Skaggs had..." August 31

  • Tyler Skaggs Family: Angels Employee May Have Been Involved in Death

    The Big Lead "When Tyler Skaggs died on July 1, the entire sports world stopped in shock. The Los Angeles Angels pitcher was 27, seemingly in perfect health and died without an signs of trauma or foul play. Now we know more, and Skaggs’ family has implied an Angels employee might be..." August 31

  • Tyler Skaggs' death still a tragedy despite drug-related cause

    USA Today "This was the news we feared, confirming the worries of teammates, friends, and peers in baseball, that Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ toxicology report could be disturbing. Still, the news hit hard Friday. Fentanyl. Oxycodone. Alcohol. It was all..." August 31

  • Tyler Skaggs' toxicology shows late Angels pitcher had opioids, alcohol in his system at time of death

    USA Today "A toxicology report reveals that Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs had fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system when he died suddenly in a hotel room July 1.  Skaggs was found on his bed in a Texas hotel room without any signs of trauma, and the death..." August 30

  • MLB will join investigation into Tyler Skaggs’ death

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball will assign its investigative unit to aid in the inquiry surrounding the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. The Skaggs family retained attorney Rusty Hardin to look into an apparent claim that an unnamed Angels employee may have had some..." August 30

  • Tyler Skaggs' friends plan Players’ Weekend tribute

    MLB.com "When the teams take the field for the first of three Players’ Weekend games on Friday, you’ll notice a uniform patch in memory of the late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 27 on July 1. But several players who knew Skaggs well will be taking..." August 21

  • Tyler Skaggs Laid to Rest at Funeral Attended by Angels Teammates and Fellow MLB Stars

    People "Tyler Skaggs has been laid to rest. Three weeks after the 27-year-old pitcher was found dead in his hotel room in Texas on July 1, his family and friends, including Los Angeles Angels teammates, gathered on Monday at a church in Santa Monica, California, to say their final..." July 22

  • MLB Players Trust Donating $45,000 to Tyler Skaggs Baseball Foundation

    SI "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..." July 22

  • Mike Trout posts touching tribute to Tyler Skaggs

    Sportsnaut "A day after he hit a home run wearing the name and number of his fallen teammate, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout posted a touching tribute to Tyler Skaggs on Saturday. Trout shared a picture of himself in front of the image of Skaggs posted on the outfield wall. He also..." July 13

  • Death Threats Forced LA Newspaper to Pull Story Speculating Tyler Skaggs Died of Opioid Overdose

    12 Up "The baseball world is still reeling from the sudden, shocking death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Just two days after taking the mound, he was found dead last Monday in his hotel room at the age of 27. Since the terrible news first broke,..." July 08

  • Angels get emotional win in return to field following death of teammate Tyler Skaggs

    USA Today "Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout stepped up to the plate at Globe Life Park on Tuesday, a day after his teammate was found dead in the team’s Texas hotel room. Trout couldn’t concentrate. "My first at-bat, I get up there, and all I do is think about..." July 03

  • Patrick Corbin will honor best friend Tyler Skaggs by wearing No. 45 in start

    The Score "Washington Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin will wear No. 45 in his start against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday to honor his best friend Tyler Skaggs, according to MLB.com's Jamal Collier. Skaggs, 27, was found dead at a Texas hotel on Monday. Corbin normally wears..." July 02

  • Giancarlo Stanton shares emotional tribute to Tyler Skaggs, message for grieving Angels teammates

    CBS Sports "Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton joined the MLB community in mourning the loss of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, and posted a heartfelt tribute to Skaggs' teammates and loved ones. On Monday, Skaggs, 27, was found dead at the team hotel in Texas hours before a scheduled game against the..." July 02

  • No foul play suspected in Tyler Skaggs’ death

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels announced on Monday that pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died at age 27, and police have provided some new details. According to a press release from the Southlake Police Department, Skaggs was found dead at the Hilton hotel after a report of an unconscious male came..." July 01

  • Tyler Skaggs, Los Angeles Angels pitcher, has passed away

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The Los Angeles Angels announced Monday afternoon, pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27 passed away in DFW. The team is in town to begin a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The Angels released a brief statement on Twitter. " July 01