Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died at the age of 27.
The baseball star’s death was confirmed in a statement by the MLB side on Monday.
An Angels statement read: “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 wife Carli and his entire family during this devastating time.”
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Skaggs played for Angels just two days ago against the Oakland A’s, and his cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Angels’ have subsequently cancelled their match against Texas Rangers, which was due to take place in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Ten years ago, former pitcher Nick Adenhart died at the age of 22 while playing for the same side.
Adenhart was killed in a car crash after being the starting pitcher in the previous night’s game.