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Tyler Skaggs’ Family Files Lawsuits In Death Of Young L-A Angels Pitcher

FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. The family of former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs filed lawsuits Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Texas and California charging the team and two former employees with negligence in his drug-related death two years ago. Skaggs, 27, was found dead in a suburban Dallas hotel room on July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. The family of former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs filed lawsuits Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Texas and California charging the team and two former employees with negligence in his drug-related death two years ago. Skaggs, 27, was found dead in a suburban Dallas hotel room on July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The parents and widow of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, havd filed wrongful death lawsuits against the baseball team.

 

The 27 year old Skaggs died of a drug overdose in a Texas hotel room during a July 2019 road trip.

 

The lawsuits claim the Angels knew an employee was providing Skaggs with “illicit drugs.”

 

The Angles have issued a statement calling the lawsuits “entirely without merit” and their allegations ”baseless and irresponsible.”

 

In October of 2020, former Angels public relations director Eric Kay was indicted on two federal counts, alleging he distributed the fentanyl that resulted in Skaggs’ death.

 

In addition to the Angels, the lawsuits also name Eric Kay as a defendant, along with Kay’s supervisor while he worked for the team, Tim Mead, who was the Angels’ vice president of communications. 

 

 

FILE – In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. The family of former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs filed lawsuits Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Texas and California charging the team and two former employees with negligence in his drug-related death two years ago. Skaggs, 27, was found dead in a suburban Dallas hotel room on July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)  June 30th 2021

 

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