Mike Trout shares heartbreaking statement on the death of Tyler Skaggs: ‘We love you, 45’

The Los Angeles Angels announced some absolutely heartbreaking news on Monday afternoon when they shared that pitcher Tyler Skaggs had died before Monday's game against the Rangers in Texas.

Police found the 27-year-old pitcher dead in his hotel room. Monday's game was immediately postponed.

Skaggs' death rocked the MLB world. Tributes quickly rolled in from players, fans, media members, and teams, with everyone being so stunned and saddened by this terrible news.

Angels star Mike Trout released an emotional statement Monday evening, tweeting his love for Skaggs and offering his thoughts and prayers to Skaggs' wife, Carli, and their families:

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

I can't imagine what Trout and his teammates are going through right now. This is all just so awful.

Fans offered their support and feelings:


Devastating. Feeling for everyone in the clubhouse and front office. Hang in there. The fans are here to cheer you all on thru this time. I encourage you and your teammates to take up MLB on whatever grief counseling is offered. #TheHaloWay#TS45

Please know every baseball fan is in your corner tonight. Condolences to you and the organization.

We in Philly are sending our condolences to Tyler’s family and the @Angels family? An incredible loss that will be felt for a very long time. May your friend, and teammate Rest In Peace ?

I am so sorry, Mike. My thoughts are with you and your teammates. There IS crying in baseball today. ?

My heart breaks for the team, his wife, his family and friends. All we can do is pray ????

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