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Red Sox Mourn The Loss Of 17-Year-Old Prospect Daniel Flores

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The Boston Red Sox suffered some devastating news on Wednesday, as catching prospect Daniel Flores passed away due to complications during cancer treatments. He was just 17.

Flores was ranked No. 2 among amateur international prospects in 2017. The highly touted switch-hitter signed with the Red Sox in July for $3.1 million, and was ranked No. 5 in Boston’s farm system.

The Red Sox posted two statements on Twitter Wednesday evening, one from general manager Dave Dombrowski and the other from assistant general manager Eddie Romero:

Romero has been given credit for leading the charge to sign Flores.

It was not known that Flores was suffering from cancer until news broke of his death. According to MLB.com, the Red Sox kept this secret out of respect for the wishes of Flores and his family.

Flores’s death comes one day after former Major League pitcher Roy Halladay was killed at the age of 40 after crashing his ICON A5.

Crushing news for the Red Sox as Flores’s skillset was the real deal at such a young age. Switch-hitter, strong power, strong arm. Very well could’ve been Boston’s future catcher. What a shame it is that now we’ll never get to see what his career in the majors could’ve been like. Such a bright future ahead of him, and cancer took it away.

Rest in peace, Daniel.

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Red Sox Designate Blake Swihart, Bring Back Sandy Leon

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The Boston Red Sox are bringing back catcher Sandy Leon.

Boston has designated catcher Blake Swihart for assignment, according to WEEI.com’s Evan Drellich.

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, catcher Sandy Leon will be heading back to the Red Sox roster.

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Yankees Place Greg Bird on IL

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The New York Yankees have once again had to place first baseman Greg Bird on the injured list, something Bird has been on for the majority of his career,

Bird was placed on the injured list with a left plantar fascia tear, and Bird joins an alarmingly expanding injured list for the Yanks.

In corresponding moves, the Yankees shifted Jacoby Ellsbury to the 6-day IL and selected the contract of first baseman Mike Ford, according to an official team announcement.

Bird may done with the Yankees, as his career has been riddled by injuries and he has struggled at the plate this season.

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Indians’ Francisco Lindor To Begin Rehab Assignment

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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is set to being his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, according to MLB.com’s Mandy Bell.

Lindor is returning from a calf strain and a high left ankle sprain, which has kept him out of the start of the 2019 season.

Lindor is one of baseball’s most promising young stars and is coming off an MVP caliber season in 2018.

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