Los Angeles Angels have confirmed that pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died, aged 27.
Their match against Texas Rangers due to take place in the early hours of Tuesday morning (BST) has been cancelled.
The circumstances surrounding Skaggs’ death are, as yet, unconfirmed.
In a statement, the Angels said: “It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas.
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