Statement on the death of Orioles minor league pitcher Miguel Gonzalez

Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette issued the following statement on the death of Orioles minor league pitcher Miguel Gonzalez, who passed away today from injuries he sustained in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Saturday evening.

"Our organization is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Miguel Gonzalez. Miguel was beloved by his teammates and coaches in the Dominican Republic. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this very difficult time."

The Orioles will hold a moment of silence in memory of Miguel Gonzalez prior to tonight's game against the Boston Red Sox.

Gonzalez, 21, signed with the Orioles as a non-drafted free agent in 2014. Gonzalez pitched for the Orioles in the Dominican Summer League for the past three seasons.

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