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Los Angeles Angels teammates wear No. 45 jerseys in honor of Tyler Skaggs during MLB All-Star game

Los Angeles Angels teammates Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella both wore No. 45 in honor of the late Tyler Skaggs at the 2019 All-Star Game in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Skaggs, 27, died on July 1 in his hotel room in Southland, Texas as the Angels arrived for a series against the Rangers. 

The cause of death is not been revealed, though friends said he ‘seemed normal’ the day before died. 

Trout batted third and played center field for the American League, while La Stella rode the bench wearing due to a broken tibia, but was introduced in pregame ceremonies as he took the field with crutches wearing the memorial jersey.

All All-Stars wore a patch on their jerseys honoring Skaggs, as the entire Angels team is doing for the remainder of the season. 

Los Angeles Angels teammates Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella both wore No. 45 in honor of the late Tyler Skaggs (pictured) at the 2019 All-Star Game in Cleveland on Tuesday. Skaggs, 27, died on July 1 in his hotel room in Southland, Texas as the Angels arrived for a series against the Rangers

Trout (pictured) batted third and played center field for the American League while sporting No. 45

La Stella (pictured) rode the bench wearing Skaggs' number due to a broken tibia, but was introduced in pregame ceremonies as he took the field with crutches wearing the memorial jersey

Trout (left) batted third and played center field for the American League while sporting No. 45, as  La Stella rode the bench wearing Skaggs’ number due to a broken tibia, but was introduced in pregame ceremonies as he took the field with crutches wearing the memorial jersey

Trout and Skaggs were so close that the star third baseman managed to convert his buddy, a Minnesota Vikings fan, to a supporter of his hometown Philadelphia Eagles, NBC Sports Philadelphia reported. 

After learning the news of his friend’s death, Trout tweeted: ‘Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel right now. 

‘Our thoughts and prayers are with Carli [his wife] and their families.

‘Remembering him as a great teammate, friend, and person who will forever remain in our hearts… we love you, 45.’ 

Trout (left) and Skaggs (right) were so close that the star third baseman managed to convert his buddy, a Minnesota Vikings fan, to a supporter of his hometown Philadelphia Eagles. The two are pictured at an Eagles NFC title win over the Vikings

Trout (left) and Skaggs (right) were so close that the star third baseman managed to convert his buddy, a Minnesota Vikings fan, to a supporter of his hometown Philadelphia Eagles. The two are pictured at an Eagles NFC title win over the Vikings

Los Angeles Angels teammates wear No. 45 jerseys in honor of Tyler Skaggs during MLB All-Star game

All All-Stars wore a patch on their jerseys honoring Skaggs, as the entire Angels team is doing for the remainder of the season

All All-Stars wore a patch on their jerseys honoring Skaggs, as the entire Angels team is doing for the remainder of the season

A source told TMZ on July 3 that the Los Angeles baseball player's death in his Hilton hotel room was 'shocking' and an insider said: 'There was no indication anything was wrong.' Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels wears a #45 patch for Tyler Skaggs at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 3 in Arlington, Texas

A source told TMZ on July 3 that the Los Angeles baseball player’s death in his Hilton hotel room was ‘shocking’ and an insider said: ‘There was no indication anything was wrong.’ Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels wears a #45 patch for Tyler Skaggs at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 3 in Arlington, Texas

Married just last year, Skaggs and his wife Carli (pictured together) had recently bought a home together in Santa Monica

Married just last year, Skaggs and his wife Carli (pictured together) had recently bought a home together in Santa Monica

A source told TMZ on July 3 that the Los Angeles baseball player’s death in his Hilton hotel room was ‘shocking’ and an insider said: ‘There was no indication anything was wrong.’

Another person who was around the pitcher said: ‘I was with him on Sunday [June 30]. He seemed like himself.’

On July 3, the Anaheim-based team shared that ‘for the remainder of the season’ they will wear a No. 45 patch with Skaggs’ name. 

Married just last year, Skaggs and his wife Carli had recently bought a home together in Santa Monica.

¿Tyler wants his children to be able to see him pitch,¿ Carli said, in a joint interview with her husband published online in April by Wealth Management

‘Tyler wants his children to be able to see him pitch,’ Carli said, in a joint interview with her husband published online in April by Wealth Management

‘Tyler wants his children to be able to see him pitch,’ Carli said, in a joint interview with her husband published online in April by Wealth Management.

When talking about the challenges they face as a couple, she said: ‘Things happen unexpectedly that you have no control over, like in our case.

‘But it’s about how you react and having a positive attitude.

‘I believe you’ll always find a way to make things work out.’

Carli couldn’t know that in a matter of months, she would go from newlywed to widow. 

Carli couldn't know that in a matter of months, she would go from newlywed to widow. The two are pictured at their 2018 wedding

Carli couldn’t know that in a matter of months, she would go from newlywed to widow. The two are pictured at their 2018 wedding

Skaggs was remembered as a ‘friend’ and a ‘brother’ by his former teammate, Trout.

‘We just gotta get through it,’ Trout told PhillyVoice. ‘Skaggs was an unbelievable person. It was tough playing out there today [July 5], like (manager Brad Ausmus) said earlier, Skaggs wouldn’t have wanted us to take another day off.

‘All these guys in here, I see these guys as more than my family.’ 

As the team played three of the four games scheduled for their stint in Texas, Skaggs’ jersey hung prominently in his clubhouse locker before the game, and then in the dugout during games throughout the series.  

His death came hours before his team was due to take to the field against the Rangers in the first of a four-game series, prompting the league to postpone that game until August.  

As the team played three of the four games scheduled for their stint in Texas, Skaggs' jersey hung prominently in his clubhouse locker before the game, and then in the dugout during games throughout the series

As the team played three of the four games scheduled for their stint in Texas, Skaggs’ jersey hung prominently in his clubhouse locker before the game, and then in the dugout during games throughout the series 

His death came hours before his team was due to take to the field against the Rangers in the first of a four-game series, prompting the league to postpone that game until August. Angels Manager Brad Ausmus #12 is pictured in the dugout as the jersey of Tyler Skaggs #45 hangs in the background at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 2 in Arlington, Texas

His death came hours before his team was due to take to the field against the Rangers in the first of a four-game series, prompting the league to postpone that game until August. Angels Manager Brad Ausmus #12 is pictured in the dugout as the jersey of Tyler Skaggs #45 hangs in the background at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 2 in Arlington, Texas

The number 45 is displayed on the scoreboard during the first inning of a baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas on July 2

The number 45 is displayed on the scoreboard during the first inning of a baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas on July 2

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, center left, and his teammates observe a moment of silence in honor of Tyler Skaggs before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas on July 2

Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, center left, and his teammates observe a moment of silence in honor of Tyler Skaggs before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas on July 2

Two days after his death, a report in Skaggs’ local paper, the Santa Monica Observer, suggested that the newlywed had died from an opioid overdose but the story was shot down by police.

A spokeswoman for the Southlake Police Department told DailyMail.com: ‘I have no information to suggest an overdose and I’m not sure where they [the Santa Monica Observer] would have got that information.’

Police also insisted that they had seen no evidence of foul play and do not believe Skaggs killed himself, saying in a separate statement.

The initial autopsy on Skaggs¿ remains took place on the morning of July 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Hilton in Southland, Texas where Skaggs died is pictured

The initial autopsy on Skaggs’ remains took place on the morning of July 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Hilton in Southland, Texas where Skaggs died is pictured

The initial autopsy on Skaggs’ remains took place on the morning of July 2 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Carol Walker, of the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, said her department was still waiting for toxicology and other tests to be completed.

She told DailyMail.com last week: ‘The cause of death is pending right now. The doctor is still doing tests so we really cannot say what the cause of death is at this moment.

‘It could take up to 90 days for the results to come back.’ 

Skaggs’ family, including his new wife Carli Miles, have asked that the results are not released until a full autopsy has been completed.

Following news of his death, Skaggs’ Little League teammate and Tampa Bay Rays player Ryan Sherriff sent a ‘shout out to locals’ who spray painted a wall in Venice Beach with the late sportsman’s image. 

On the morning of July 3, a small selection of bouquets could be seen lining the sidewalk outside the Rangers’ Globe Life Park stadium in Arlington, Texas. 

Following news of his death, Skaggs' Little League teammate and Tampa Bay Rays player Ryan Sherriff sent a 'shout out to locals' who spray painted a wall in Venice Beach with the late sportsman's image

Following news of his death, Skaggs’ Little League teammate and Tampa Bay Rays player Ryan Sherriff sent a ‘shout out to locals’ who spray painted a wall in Venice Beach with the late sportsman’s image

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