The cause of death is not yet known, but it is not believed that Skaggs took his own life, and there is no foul play suspected. An investigation is underway regarding the incident. The Angels released a statement on Monday to reveal the news, sending their thoughts and prayers to Skaggs' entire family. Angels players and coaches had already arrived at the ballpark for Monday's game, but were sent back to their hotel about four hours before game time.
Skaggs had just posted a picture to his Instagram account on Monday, which was a photo of a group of Angels in cowboy hats, referencing the road trip they are currently on, which includes series with the Rangers and then the Houston Astros this weekend. The Angels' clubhouse was closed for interviews, but first-year Rangers manager Chris Woodward explained his team's feeling as "numb," and sent his love to Skaggs' family and the entire Angels organization. Angels fans showed up in full force outside of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California on Monday, leaving flowers in memory of the pitcher, while all other teams that played Monday night held a moment of silence before their contests.