Astros issue statement after death of 20-year-old prospect Jose Rosario

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:

In the statement, Astros Director of International Oz Ocampo is quoted as follows:

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.