Dodgers: Andrew Friedman Sees MLB Drug Testing Changes in Wake of Tyler Skaggs Tragedy

“Obviously it’s a tragic loss and if there’s anything we can do as an organization to prevent that…”

Unfortunately, more details came out over the weekend regarding Tyler Skaggs’ untimely death. Furthermore, the Los Angeles Angels organization knew about Skaggs’ drug problem leading up to his death. This was according to a report done by Outside The Lines.

Now, Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is weighing in for the Dodgers in regards to this problem. Before getting ahead to what he said – you can expect baseball to take measures in the wake of the report on Skaggs’ that will affect the game league-wide.

Friedman agrees that something needs done, he’s just not sure what to do about it.

“I’m not sure. Obviously I read the article yesterday. It’s the first I had really seen of it or heard of it. I think it’s something that definitely requires deeper examination. Certainly MLB and the player’s union will spend some time huddling on.

Obviously it’s a tragic loss and if there’s anything we can do as an organization to prevent that, it’s on us to do that. Whatever that is right now, I don’t know.”

Furthermore, we don’t have to credit Friedman in saying what a smart man he is to agree wholeheartedly. One cannot imagine being the organization who loses any member of it’s team to something like what the Angels did in 2019 with Skaggs.

It’s great to know that the Dodgers’ head man is behind whatever changes need to happen to keep history from repeating. Finally – he’s leaving it up to the powers that be to decide what that action is – and letting everyone know the organization is behind it as long as he’s in charge.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. JT says it no fun to go out and play a team that isn’t putting out it’s best effort. Well JT what do you think a lot of the Fans thought when the Dodgers didn’t seem to be putting out it’s best effort in the playoffs? And when the Dodgers don’t win against a weak team what’s the excuse then? I love you man but you gotta sit down and look at the whole picture and the whole season.

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