On Monday, the news broke that Jose Rosario, a 20-year-old pitcher in the Houston Astros organization, died in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic.
The accident occurred on Sunday night, and the Astros issued a statement announcing the news on Monday:
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In the statement, Astros Director of International Oz Ocampo is quoted as follows:
"He will be remembered as a long, lanky-framed pitcher with tremendous ability, an outgoing personality and an ever-positive disposition.
"He was a true student of the game and was constantly looking to learn and improve his abilities. He was also a supportive teammate, as he made it a point to encourage his fellow Astros and deliver that message with a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rosario family."
Signed by Houston in 2013 as an 18-year-old, Rosario spent 2015 with stints in both the Gulf Coast League and the Dominican Summer League.