At Skaggs trial, 4 MLB players testify to having received drugs

ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 12: Players of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lay down their jerseys on the pitching mound after winning a no-hitter combined against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 12, 2019 in Anaheim, CA. California. The entire Angels team wore the Tyler Skaggs #45 jersey to honor him after his death on July 1. The Angels won 13-0. Los Angeles Angels public relations employee Eric Kay is seen at left.

FORT WORTH, TX (AP) –Four major league players testified that they received oxycodone pills from a former Los Angeles Angels employee accused of supplying Tyler Skaggs with the drugs that led to the pitcher’s overdose death.

Pitchers Matt Harvey, Mike Morin and Cam Bedrosian and first baseman CJ Cron were all on the bar.

They played for the Angels. Former team employee Eric Kay faces federal charges of drug distribution and conspiracy.

Skaggs, 27, was found dead in July 2019 in a hotel room in suburban Dallas.

He had choked to death on his vomit and a toxic mixture of alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone was in his system.

Neal T. Doss