Parler Share
Sports

Medical Examiner Provides Update on MLB Player Tyler Skaggs' Death

Parler Share

The death of 27-year-old Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found in his hotel room Monday ahead of the Angels’ game against the Texas Rangers, raised a lot of questions.

And it seems that we’ll be waiting a long while for the answers.

The autopsy report from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office isn’t expected until October, Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

Trending:
Star of 'Historic' Gay Movie Gets Backlash After Blaming 'Straight People' for Opening Weekend Box Office Flop

Skaggs was found unresponsive Monday and pronounced dead at the scene, but the cause of death and the circumstances leading up to it remain a mystery.

“At this time, no foul play is suspected,” the Southlake Police Department said in a news release Monday. “This investigation is ongoing and we will release pertinent information as it is available.”

Police also said initial indications were that it wasn’t a suicide, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

While some questioned the family’s request for the medical examiner to withhold information from the public pending a final report, autopsy reports often take up to or even over three months to compile, as Fenno pointed out. The medical examiner ensures every detail is correct and that toxicology reports, which take time, are fully complete.

Skaggs was expected to be the Fourth of July starter for Anaheim. It remains to be seen who will take his place.

Jose Suarez was slated to pitch Tuesday as the Angels and Rangers begin their midweek series at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

A moment of silence will be observed before the game in Skaggs’ memory, the Rangers announced Tuesday.

Related:
At Least 125 Dead After Disaster at Crowded Stadium

Skaggs was 7-7 for the Angels this season with a 4.29 ERA in 15 starts, striking out 78 batters in 79.2 innings and posting a career-best 105 ERA+.

For his career, he was 28-38, averaging 184 innings per full season as a workhorse starter between 2012 and his death Monday.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
, ,
Parler Share
Boston born and raised, Fox has been writing about sports since 2011. He covered ESPN Friday Night Fights shows for The Boxing Tribune before shifting focus and launching Pace and Space, the home of "Smart NBA Talk for Smart NBA Fans", in 2015. He can often be found advocating for various NBA teams to pack up and move to his adopted hometown of Seattle.
Boston born and raised, Fox has been writing about sports since 2011. He covered ESPN Friday Night Fights shows for The Boxing Tribune before shifting focus and launching Pace and Space, the home of "Smart NBA Talk for Smart NBA Fans", in 2015. He can often be found advocating for various NBA teams to pack up and move to his adopted hometown of Seattle.
Birthplace
Boston, Massachusetts
Education
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Nevada-Reno
Location
Seattle, Washington
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Sports




Conversation