The Cincinnati Reds are reporting that three of their players have been involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. One player has died and two have been hospitalized.
According to WYMT news, the dead player has been identified as pitcher Jairo Capellán, 19. He made 18 relief appearances for the DSL Reds of the Dominican Summer League. He had a 2-3 record and 6.25 ERA, striking out 39 in 31.2 innings while walking 26.
In addition, pitcher Raul Hernandez, 19, is listed in critical condition in a local hospital and outfielder Emilio Garcia, also 19, is in stable condition.
Reds CEO Bob Castellini expresses his condolences to family, friends and teammates of the players. “Our Dominican operations are an integral part of the Reds organization, and this tragedy affects us all. We will remain closely involved to help everyone through this difficult time.”
No further details of the car accident are available.