Private Funeral Held for Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs

A private funeral service was held Monday for Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in his hotel room earlier this month in Southlake, Texas.

Friends, family and Skaggs' teammates were among those attending the service at St. Monica's Catholic Church. Cameras were not permitted in the service, but Skaggs' wife Carli was among those speaking to the crowd.

"I will love you until my last breath, until we are together again," she said. "Miss you babe."

Skaggs, 27, was a native of Woodland Hills and a graduate of Santa Monica High School. He and Carli were married in December, and they had no children.

Skaggs was found dead in his Texas hotel room on July 1. A cause of death has not yet been released. Skaggs was one of the most popular players in the clubhouse and one of the Angels' most reliable pitchers this season, going 7-7 with a 4.29 ERA in 79 2/3 innings across 15 starts.

He was 28-38 with a 4.41 ERA during a seven- year career that was interrupted by the Tommy John surgery in 2014 and several other injuries.

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