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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 Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

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Eduardo Nunez

The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

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Royals Considered Likely to be Moving Billy Hamilton, Terrance Gore

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Billy Hamilton

As the trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals may be ready to enter sale mode.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals may be moving both Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, who has already been designated for assignment.

Hamilton has been dropped to a backup role following the Royals call up of top prospect Bubba Starling, and hasn’t started a game since July 3rd.

Hamilton has posted a .217/.284/.271 slash line this season.

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Orioles’ Mychal Givens Drawing Trade Interest

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Mychal Givens

The Baltimore Orioles are again going to be sellers at the trade deadline and it appears that closer Mychal Givens is available, and drawing interest, according to MASNSports’ Rock Kubatko.

Per the report, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in the pitcher.

Givens has posted a 4.50 ERA this season for Baltimore.

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