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Family doesn’t have name of Angels employee possibly involved

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The family of former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs does not have the name of the team employee it says may have been involved in Skaggs’ death, an attorney for the family said.

“We have not been told the identity of the Angel employee that may be involved so I will take a pass on saying anything right now,” attorney Rusty Hardin told USA TODAY Sports by text message Friday. “We are trying not to get in the way of the police investigation.”

On Friday, after the release of the autopsy report that showed opioids and alcohol were in Skaggs’ system July 1 when he choked to death on his own vomit, the family released a statement.

“We were shocked to learn that it may involve an employee of the Los Angeles Angels,” the statement read in part. “We will not rest until we learn the truth about how Tyler came into possession of these narcotics, including who supplied them.”

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Angels general manager Billy Eppler said the club has been cooperating with the an investigation by Texas police into the death that occurred when Skaggs was found in the Angels team hotel in a Dallas suburb.

“Everyone’s searching for facts, and everyone within the organization wants facts,” Eppler said during a press conference. “Which is why we are actively cooperating with an investigation. It kind of goes without saying that I cannot comment more on the situation until the police conclude their investigation.”

When asked if the employee referenced in the Skaggs’ statement is still with the team, Eppler replied, “I’m sorry. I really understand your asking that question, but again, it’s an active investigation.”

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