Latest Tyler Skaggs News

Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as new manager

Oct. 16, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon is back under the halo. Maddon agreed to a three-year deal to become the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Wednesday, reuniting the World Series-winning former bench boss of the Chicago Cubs with the organization where he spent the first three decades of his baseball career....

ESPN reports Angels PR employee supplied Skaggs with opioids

Oct. 12, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels say they don't know whether a longtime public relations official had been providing drugs to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs, as detailed in a report Saturday on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Eric Kay, a 24-year employee of the Angels' PR department, told the Drug...

Buehler, Muncy lead Dodgers past Nats 6-0 in NLDS opener

Oct. 4, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers overpowered the Nationals on the mound and at the plate, extending the dominance that led to a franchise-record 106 victories in the regular season right on into the playoffs. Walker Buehler allowed one hit over six innings, Max Muncy drove in three runs and Los Angeles...

Eppler: Angels' manager search will not be limited to Maddon

Oct. 1, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler said the Los Angeles Angels' abrupt firing of manager Brad Ausmus wasn't all about Joe Maddon. In his first comments on the move made after the club finished its worst season since 1999, Eppler flatly denied the Angels already know who will be their...

Angels fire manager Ausmus after 1 poor season; Maddon next?

Sep. 30, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Manager Brad Ausmus has been fired by the Los Angeles Angels after just one difficult season in charge. Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced the decision to move on swiftly from Ausmus on Monday, a day after they finished 72-90 for the franchise's worst record since 1999....

Cole gets 20th win, tops AL in ERA, Ks as Astros beat Angels

Sep. 29, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gerrit Cole capped a special season by checking off some milestones. Cole earned his career-high 20th win, added to his major league-leading strikeout total and finished with the best ERA in the AL, wrapping up a dominant season for himself and the Houston Astros with an 8-5 victory...

MLB, union to discuss opioids testing after Skaggs death

Sep. 6, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association will discuss the possibility of more widespread testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of a series against the...

Angels' Trout surprised to hear details of Skaggs' death

Sep. 1, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout said he was shocked to hear the details of Tyler Skaggs' death, but that it doesn't change his opinions about his late teammate. A Texas medical examiner said in a report released Friday that Skaggs died of an accidental overdose from a...

Skaggs family 'shocked' over possible Angels link to death

Aug. 31, 2019 4:40 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The family of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs says it was startled to learn that a club employee "may" be part of the investigation into the 27-year-old's death from an accidental drug overdose. A Texas coroner said in a report made public Friday that Skaggs died after...

Betts' home run in 15th gives Red Sox 7-6 win over Angels

Aug. 31, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marathon games in Southern California are starting to become routine for the Boston Red Sox. In this case though, Mookie Betts was able to come up big. Betts went deep with two out in the 15th inning as the Red Sox outlasted the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 Friday night. The 5-hour,...