Again a car accident in the Dominican Republic cost the life of a major league prospect and two other players of the Cincinnati Reds are hospitalized.
Through Twitter, the Reds announced that pitching prospect Jairo Capellán, while pitching prospect Raúl Hernández is in critical condition and outfielder Emilio García is in stable condition in a Dominican hospital.
"We received this terrible news and we send our condolences and support to the families, friends and teammates of Jairo, Raúl and Emilio Our Dominican operations are an integral part of the Reds' organization, and this tragedy affects us all. involved to help everyone in this difficult time. "
- Bob Castellini, Executive Officer of Reds
Jairo, a 19-year-old baseball player, began his adventure in the Reds minor league system this year by pitching in the Dominican Republic Summer League, where he had a 6.25 ERA in 30 innings pitched.
"Jairo was a talented young pitcher with a bright future that was snatched from us too soon, and everyone who knew him will miss him: his teammates, coaches and our staff at the Dominican Academy."
In recent years, unfortunately, the lives of several players have been lost in the Dominican Republic due to car accidents such as Yordano Ventura, Andy Marte, Óscar Taveras and Sandy Acevedo.