“Tyler was and always will be a beloved member of the Angels Family and we are deeply saddened to learn what caused this tragic death,” the Angels said. “Angels Baseball has provided our full cooperation and assistance to the Southlake (Texas) Police as they conduct their investigation.”
ESPN reported the probe, but didn’t indicate why the feds are getting involved. The Skaggs family alluded to the possible involvement of an Angels employee when the medical examiner’s report established his cause of death.
The Angels issued a statement at the time of the coroner’s report, but did not reference any employee role.
Skaggs died in a Texas hotel room on July 1, choking on his own vomit from a lethal combination of the opioids fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Skaggs family has hired Texas attorney Rusty Hardin to investigate Skaggs’s death.
Major League Baseball has also claimed it is looking into how Skaggs obtained the drugs that led to his death.
The coroner’s report indicated 3.8 nanograms per milliliter of fentanyl in Skaggs’ system.