Former Mets star Matt Harvey and different Main League ballplayers may very well be referred to as to testify towards the previous Los Angeles Angels worker accused of offering medication that led to pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ overdose dying.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday launched a prolonged witness listing in preparation for subsequent week’s trial in Fort Value, Texas towards former Angel’s communications director, Eric Prescott Kay, who faces drug distribution and drug conspiracy costs associated to Skagg’s 2019 dying.
In keeping with the court docket paperwork obtained by the Publish, Harvey might testify about, “Interactions with [Skaggs] and interactions with Eric Kay. Will testify that Eric Kay supplied medication believed to be oxycodone to [Skaggs] and others; data of [Skaggs] oxycodone use; lingo used when referring to oxycodone capsules; and communications with Eric Kay about oxycodone.”
Harvey pitched 12 video games for the Angels in 2019 earlier than he was launched.
Others on the witness listing embody former New York Yankees pitcher Andrew Heaney, and former Angels Cam Bedrosian and Blake Parker.
Prosecutors stated Heaney, who was one in every of Skaggs’ shut mates, might testify about his a number of makes an attempt to contact Skaggs on July 1, 2019 — simply earlier than the 27-year previous was discovered lifeless the identical day in a Southlake, Texas lodge room.
In keeping with post-mortem studies, Skaggs choked on his personal vomit. Fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol had been present in his system.
Kay informed investigators he illegally obtained six oxycodone capsules and gave Skaggs three of them earlier than the group left California for the sport towards the Texas Rangers, in keeping with ESPN.
Kay allegedly informed the investigators he didn’t assume the capsules that Skaggs ingested had been the identical capsules that got here from him.
Prosecutors stated Kay was supplying oxycodone capsules in the course of the 2017-19 seasons when all 5 pitchers had been sooner or later enjoying for the Angels.
In keeping with a court docket submitting, Kay allegedly coordinated the distribution of the medication by means of textual content messages or by means of conversations with Skaggs.
Prosecutors additionally alleged Kay would use the OfferUp app to attach with oxycodone sellers and promised them items in return, together with an autograph of Angels famous person Mike Trout.