Victor Sanchez

Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez has died

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Jose Grasso of FinanzasDigital.com is reporting that Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez has died at the age of 20. The Mariners have confirmed the report, via MLB.com’s Greg Johns.

Sanchez was hit by a boat off of a beach in Carupano, Venezuela in February and was placed in intensive care due to a fractured skull and a hematoma, which caused a stroke. Sanchez then went into a coma.

Sanchez had spent three years in the Mariners’ minor league system, reaching Double-A for the first time at 19 years old last year. He compiled a 4.19 ERA with 97 strikeouts and 34 walks in 124 2/3 innings with the Jackson Generals.

We at HardballTalk send our condolences to Sanchez’s family and friends, as well as the Mariners organization.