Tributes have poured in for Tyler Skaggs, the Los Angeles Angels pitcher who died at the age of 27 in Texas on Monday afternoon.
Skaggs was drafted out of Santa Monica High School and played more than four seasons with the Angels. He had a 7-7 record this season with an ERA of 4.29.
News of his death stunned current and former players from around Major League Baseball, who took to social media to express their sympathy and grief.
Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carli and their families. Remembering him as a great teammate, friend, and person who will forever remain in our hearts... we love you, 45. pic.twitter.com/zCO8Ne01Gy
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) July 2, 2019
Angels statement on the passing of Tyler Skaggs. pic.twitter.com/6XA2Vu1uWV
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 1, 2019
I just had lunch with Tyler a couple weeks ago. We talked pitching, life. He was so excited about the season. Absolutely gutted. I’m sick
— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) July 1, 2019
— Anaheim PD (@AnaheimPD) July 1, 2019
We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Tyler Skaggs. Our hearts are with the Skaggs family and the entire @Angels organization during this unimaginably difficult time.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) July 1, 2019
The LA Kings are saddened to learn of the passing of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Skaggs Family and the Angels organization at this time. https://t.co/K9DWIVDY9e
— LA Kings (@LAKings) July 1, 2019
— Steven Souza Jr. (@SouzaJr) July 1, 2019
Terrible news. Unbelievable person and teammate. So sad to hear something like this. RIP brother.
— Ender Inciarte (@enderinciartem) July 1, 2019
Thoughts and prayers for Tyler Skaggs family. Sad news
— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) July 1, 2019
We came up together. We won together. We laughed and celebrated together. Today, we all lose and mourn together. Your memory, your love for life, everything that made you, you, will live forever in the hearts and minds of those who knew you. Rest In Peace brother. We love you. pic.twitter.com/n30eXspS4N
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) July 1, 2019
My heart is crushed. Life is so unpredictable and we should never take anything for granted. This isn’t just a loss just for the Los Angeles Angels but a loss for our entire baseball family and community. It was a… https://t.co/JYfl9APvNx
— Delino DeShields (@LinoDeShields) July 1, 2019
I am devastated about the passing of my close friend @TylerSkaggs37... what a great kid and ultimate competitor. He always wanted to get better and it was awesome being apart of his development! My heart is w his wife Carli and his mom Debbie 🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Jered Weaver (@Weave1036) July 1, 2019
This is absolutely heartbreaking. Thoughts and prayers to his family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/mxMGPkyIwd
— Alex Wood (@Awood45) July 1, 2019
Sad to hear that another one of our brothers has left us. RIP Tyler Skaggs. Gone too soon. pic.twitter.com/Zrb68VPdqf
— Nelson Cruz (@ncboomstick23) July 1, 2019
Oh my god. RIP. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/2HVG3vQpFu
— Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1) July 1, 2019
RIP to my longtime friend and Little League teammate i love you brotha RIP Tyler Skaggs.
— Ryan Sherriff (@KingSherriff) July 1, 2019