Terrible tragedy: Blake Bivens' wife and son, a young Double A level pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, were among the three people killed in rural Virginia on Tuesday, sources report to ESPN Police accused Bivens' wife's brother of first-degree homicide.
Just an awful tragedy: The wife and child of Blake Bivens, a Double-A pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, were among three people killed in rural Virginia on Tuesday, sources tell ESPN. Police have charged Bivens' wife's brother with first-degree homicide.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 28, 2019
In this way, the brother-in-law of the minor league pitcher is the eventual assassin, Jeff Passan said in his Twiteer account. Bivens, a Rays affiliate pitcher, Montgomery Biscuits, abruptly canceled Tuesday night's game.
The team sent a social media ad that provided limited details in addition to having experienced "a tragic event within the Biscuits family." The club requested privacy and said it will provide "an update when appropriate."
His opponent, the Miradores de Chatanooga, also sent a tweet saying:
Our thoughts are with all Tampa Bay Rays and Montgomery Biscuits organizations. "
The Rays have also published a statement that says:
Our hearts are broken by Blake. We are grieving with him and we will support him in everything he can. "