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Minnesota Twins minor league pitcher Yorman Landa died early Saturday morning following an automobile accident in his native Venezuela. He was 22.
Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com passed along the news. The announcement included a statement from Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey about the tragedy:
The Minnesota Twins are deeply saddened by the heartbreaking loss of Yorman Landa early this morning in Venezuela. On behalf of the entire baseball community, we send our sincerest condolences to the Landa family as well as Yorman’s many friends, coaches and teammates.
More to follow.