LOS ANGELES Angels baseball star Tyler Skaggs has died at the age of 27 – just two days after last playing.
The pitcher’s death was confirmed by his side in a statement but the cause has not been revealed.
Shockingly, his death comes ten years after former pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed at the age of 22 while playing for the same side.
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.”
Skaggs pitched for his side just two days ago in a match clash against the Oakland A’s.
Angels’ match against Texas Rangers, which was due to take place in the early hours of Tuesday morning BST in Arlington, has been cancelled.
Adenhart and two friends died in April 2009 when the car was sent crashing into a telegraph pole.
And similarly to tragic Skaggs, Adenhart was killed after being the starting pitcher in the previous night’s game.
Skaggs married wife Carli in 2018.
But the couple’s big day was nearly ruined when parts of their venue were destroyed due to the wildfires ravaging California at the time.
Skaggs’ last Instagram post – published just 20 hours ago – showed him posing in cowboy gear with his team-mates ahead of the flight to Texas.
He captioned the snap: “Howdy y’all #TexasRoadTrip.”
More to follow.