Tyler Skaggs‘Family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Angels nearly two years after the MLB pitcher was found dead in a hotel room.
According to court records that E! News On June 29, Tyler’s parents and wife filed lawsuits in Texas and California indicting two former senior employees and the baseball team of gross negligence and wrongful death.
“The tragedy of Tyler’s death was made worse by the revelation that it could have been avoided,” the Skaggs family claimed in court documents. “The Angels failed Tyler. And because of that failure, Tyler, who was on the verge of certain and considerable success as a pitcher in the MLB, had his life cut short.”
In a statement to E! News, Angels spokesman Marie Garvey said the lawsuits were completely unfounded and the allegations were unfounded and irresponsible.
“In 2019, Angels Baseball hired a former federal attorney to conduct an independent investigation to fully understand the circumstances that led to Tyler’s tragic death,” the statement said. “The investigation confirmed that the organization did not know that Tyler was using opioids, nor was it known or informed that any employee was providing opioids to a player.”