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Los Angeles baseball pitcher Tyler Skaggs' teammates are in shock over his cause of death - a fatal mix of alcohol and opioids.
Tyler Skaggs, 27, was found dead in a Southlake, Texas hotel room on July 1, just hours before his team was scheduled to play a four-game series against the Rangers.
Cause - Death - Friday - Vomit - Mix
His official cause of death was finally released on Friday revealing he died suffocating on his own vomit after taking a lethal mix of alcohol, fentanyl, and oxycodone. His blood-alcohol level surpassed that of legal impairment.
His teammate Mike Trout said he was stunned to hear the results of the toxicology report and was unaware that Skaggs was even on opioids in the first place.
'We - Situation - Mind - Center - Fielder
'We didn’t know he was going through this. Just a tough situation when this came out. Tough to put your mind to it,' the center fielder said to MLB News.
Oxycodone is banned pursuant to Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Agreement while fentanyl is labeled as a 'drug of abuse' under the agreement.
View - Tyler - Impact - Life - Team
'Obviously, it doesn't change my view on Tyler. He made a big impact on my life, this team. I was kind of shocked when the news came out like that. That’s tough, but it doesn’t change the feeling I have for him and the way he impacted my life,' Trout added.
Trout and Skaggs were both selected by the Angels in the 2009 Draft.
Skaggs - Wife - Carli - December - Plans
Skaggs had only married his wife Carli in December and they had plans to start a family.
He was found dead in his Hilton hotel room in Southlake near Dallas on July 1. Just a day prior he posted a photo with his teammates getting ready to board a plane to Texas. Skaggs' wife had also shared a Cowboy-theme image of him just hours before he was...
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