Angels’ Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella Wear No. 45 During MLB All-Star Game in Honor of Tyler Skaggs

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and the American League wears No. 45 in honor of his late teammate Tyler Skaggs during the 2019 MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 9, 2019. (Credit: Gregory Shamus / Getty Images)

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and the American League wears No. 45 in honor of his late teammate Tyler Skaggs during the 2019 MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 9, 2019. (Credit: Gregory Shamus / Getty Images)

Tyler Skaggs will accompany Angels All-Stars in more than just spirit Tuesday night.

Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella will wear Skaggs’ number 45 jersey during the All-Star game at Progressive Field. Other All-Stars will sport No. 45 patches in Skaggs’ memory during pregame festivities and have the option to keep the patch on during the game.

“We thought it would be a good way to show some love and respect for Tyler,” Trout said. “That’s going to be fun for me, it’s gonna be good for him, good for his family. And I know he is looking out over us tonight. It’s gonna be good.”

Skaggs, a Santa Monica native, was found dead in his Southlake, Texas, hotel room on July 1, one day after coordinating a Western-themed trip to Texas with his teammates. He was 27. A series opener with the Texas Rangers was postponed that night in the wake of the news.

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