DEA questions ex-Met Matt Harvey among others in drug-related death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs: report

New York Daily News Sports 1 month ago

Federal agents are still trying to gain insight into the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

On Tuesday it was revealed the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had interviewed ex-Mets and former Angels pitcher Matt Harvey, along with five other present and former players of the team as part of the investigation, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

The players were interviewed as part of the DEA’s investigation into Skaggs’ drug use as the feds try to figure out whether opiates were commonplace in the clubhouse. Harvey and the other players interviewed are not suspected of using or committing any crimes, per the L.A. Times’ report.

Along with Harvey, who was released by the Angels on July 21, pitchers Andrew Heaney, Noe Ramirez and Trevor Cahill were also interviewed. The other players were not ID’d.

“Trevor was friends with Tyler,” federal agent John Boggs told the L.A. Times, “but all this other craziness that happened over the weekend was news to everybody.”

Longtime Angels media relations executive Eric Kay confessed to DEA agents he was Skaggs’ supplier for several years and was in his hotel room the night he took the drugs that led to his death, per an ESPN report on October 12.

On July 1, Skaggs, who was 27 years old, was found dead in his Texas hotel room with fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system. The Angels were in Texas for a series against the Rangers.

Kay is currently on paid leave from the Angels and is in outpatient rehab, per ESPN.

“We have never heard that any employee was providing illegal narcotics to any player, or that any player was seeking illegal narcotics,” Angels president John Carpino said in a statement after ESPN’s story was published.

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