• Angels Aug 7

    Ex-Angels PR Staffer Charged in Connection With Pitcher Tyler Skaggs' Overdose Death

    Former Angels public relations director Eric Kay surrendered to federal authorities in Texas Friday on a drug-distribution charge stemming from the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Kay, 45, was charged with conspiracy to distribute a mixture containing detectable amounts of fentanyl, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dallas. Kay was arrested in Forth Worth, Texas, and made...

  • Major League Baseball Dec 13, 2019

    MLB, Union Agree to Testing for Opioids After Skaggs' Death

    Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine. But only players who do not cooperate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline. Marijuana will be removed from the list of drugs of abuse and will be treated the same as alcohol as part of changes to the joint drug agreement between MLB and the players’ association....

  • MLB Dec 4, 2019

    Testing, No Suspensions for Opioids Considered Likely in MLB

    Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball’s drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players’ association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids began following the death this year of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Players have been tested...

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