The terrible news of the death of Angels Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs surprised everyone in baseball, but his teammates fell more like a bucket of cold water.
According to Levi Weaver of The Athletic, the players of the Angelinos team and their entire organization were in the Globe Life Park of the Texas Rangers when the team closed the doors of their clubhouse and withdrew all the reporters for a meeting.
At that time the entire team received the news that his partner Tyler Skaggs had passed away.
Have heard from multiple sources that the Angels have left the stadium on the team bus. Source tells me that there has been a death in the Angels organization.— Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus) July 1, 2019
The team and its players decided to leave the stadium and the game that night against the Rangers was canceled.
Angelinos moments later officially announced in social networks the death of Skaggs, who had 5 of his 7 years of career with the red team of Los Angeles.
Skaggs, 27, in 520.2 innings pitched in the MLB with a 4.41 ERA and a record 28-38.