Mike Trout, Tommy La Stella honour Tyler Skaggs at MLB All-Star Game


Former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. (Chris Carlson/AP)

A pair of Los Angeles Angels teammates are honouring one of their fallen teammates at the MLB All-Star Game.

Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella will both wear No. 45 on Tuesday night to honour Tyler Skaggs, who died last week.

Every player participating at the All-Star Game had a black-and-white No. 45 patch on their jersey and there was a moment of silence for Skaggs before the game.

Skaggs was found unresponsive at a hotel in Texas prior to a game against the Rangers on July 1. A cause of death has not been reported and an investigation is ongoing. He was 27.

It’s not the first time Trout has paid tribute to Skaggs. He spoke the day after Skaggs’s death and wrote a tribute on Twitter.

Players and teams from around the league have also paid tribute. The Rangers painted No. 45 on their field for the first game the Angels played after Skaggs’s death while Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Daniel Hudson wrote “Skaggsy” on his hat before a game against the Kansas City Royals.

Skaggs was drafted by Los Angeles in the 2009 MLB Draft, but broke into the league with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012.

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