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Former Astros prospect dead at 24 after traffic wreck in Dominican Republic

Ronny Garcia, a former member of the Houston Astros farm system, was killed in a crash at the age of 24.

According to MLB insider Hector Gomez, Garcia’s father was also killed in the wreck.

El Tiempo reports that a third person also died as a result of the crash.

According to the outlet, the crash was between two motorcycles in Samana, Dominican Republic.

The Astros confirmed Garcia’s passing on X on Saturday morning.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Astros prospect, Ronny Garcia. Our condolences go out to his family and friends,” the Astros shared.

Garcia, a right-handed reliever, made his minor league debut in 2017 in the Dominican Summer League, where he stayed until the 2019 season.

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Garcia did not pitch in 2020, as the minor league season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in 2021, he got the call to both rookie- and A-ball in Florida and Fayeteville, N.C., respectively.

He made it up to High-A Asheville last year and signed with the York Revolution, an independent team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, this past February. Their season is set to begin on Thursday.

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In his six minor league seasons played, he posted a 3.42 ERA (71 earned runs/186.2 innings). In 29 appearances with Asheville, he allowed 13 earned runs in 34.2 innings (3.38 ERA).

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