Cincinnati Reds announce one player killed, two injured in auto crash

MLB Prospect Dead In Car Accident, 2 Other Prospects Seriously Injured

MLB Prospect Dead In Car Accident, 2 Other Prospects Seriously Injured

Three Cincinnati Reds minor league players were involved in a serious auto accident in the Dominican Republic on Saturday morning that left one dead and another in critical condition, the team announced Saturday afternoon.

According to Williams, RHP Jairo Capellán has died, RHP Raul Hernandez is in critical condition at a local hospital, and OF Emilio Garcia remains in the hospital in stable condition.

Reds owner Bob Castellini sent condolences to the families and friends of the players, who were part of the organization's operations in the Dominican Republic.

"We are in contact now with our Dominican Republic medical staff".

The Reds organization initially tweeted that they were "We are aware that Reds minor league players were involved in a serious vehicle accident this morning in the Dominican Republic".

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All three are 19 years old and recently played with the Dominican Summer League Reds.

"We will remain closely involved to help everyone through this hard time". The right-handed pitcher made 18 relief appearances in the Dominican Summer League at the rookie level. He also struck out 39 batters and walked 26.

Hernandez recorded a 2-4 record with the team last season, his second with the team, and had a 2.29 ERA in 14 games. He allowed 23 runs (13 earned runs), including one home run, in 51 innings, while striking out 77 and walking 22.

Garica spent his first season with the DSL Reds in 2018. He had a.205 batting average with 11 RBIs in 35 hits over 47 games.

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