Giants, Padres hold moment of silence honoring Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs

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SAN DIEGO (KRON) — The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres held a moment of silence before Monday night’s game in honor of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who died Monday.

Skaggs, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, was found dead Monday in a hotel room in Texas.

The Angels were slated to play the Texas Rangers, but the game was cancelled after the pitcher’s passing.

In a statement, the Angels said Skaggs was an “important part of the Angels Family.”

Skaggs, 27, had been a staple in the Angels’ rotation since 2016.

He was a Southern California native and was drafted by the Angels in 2009 after graduating from Santa Monica High School.

Major League Baseball said in a tweet that the organization was “deeply saddened” by the pitcher’s death.

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