Opioids in Baseball: “More people are going to die if this doesn’t get fixed”


On July 1, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs asphyxiated while under the influence of fentanyl, oxycodone, and alcohol in his Texas hotel room.

Today, over at NBC Sports, I spoke with former players and front office employees who are concerned that baseball  has a bigger opioid problem than most people think.

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the national baseball writer for NBCSports.com. He writes about things other than sports at Craigcalcaterra.com. He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.