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Coroner: Angels pitcher Skaggs died of accidental overdose

Posted: 3:13 PM, Aug 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-30 16:15:22-04
Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies two days after start

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A medical examiner in Texas has ruled that Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from an accidental overdose of drugs and alcohol.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office said in a report released Friday that Skaggs had the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system along with alcohol.

The 27-year-old Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed.

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