Baltimore Orioles minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez died in a motorcycle crash in the Dominican Republic on Saturday night. He was 23 years old.
The crash occurred when a vehicle struck Ramirez’s motorcycle while he was leaving a softball game, according to MASN’s Roch Kubatko. His girlfriend, who was on the back of the bike, survived the crash but suffered a broken leg, Kubatko added.
“Our entire organization is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Ramon Ramirez,” Baltimore’s executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said in a statement, via MiLB.com. “As a member of the Orioles organization, Ramon worked tirelessly to make the most of his opportunity to play professional baseball. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, teammates and coaches as we mourn this unimaginable loss.”
Ramirez, 23, signed with the Orioles organization as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and had risen to the Class A Advanced Frederick Keys last summer.
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