The Minnesota Twins are mourning the death of 22-year-old pitching prospect Yorman Landa.
According to, Landa was killed in a car accident in Venezuela.
The Twins released this statement Saturday:
Twins mourn the tragic loss of minor-league pitching prospect
"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."
Landa went 2-2 with a 3.24 ERA, seven saves and 39 strikeouts in 31 relief appearances (41.2 innings) for Class A Fort Myers in 2016. In six minor-league seasons, the Venezuela native, who signed with the Twins organization at age 16 in 2010, had career 2.66 ERA.
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