- The Washington Times - Monday, January 13, 2020

Washington Nationals minor-league pitcher Fausto Segura died in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic Sunday night.

Segura, 23, spent the 2019 season with the Auburn Doubledays, Washington’s affiliate in the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League. He played in 17 games as a relief pitcher. It was his third season in the Nationals’ farm system.

Héctor Gómez, a sports journalist in the Dominican Republic with a large following, shared the news Monday morning. The Nationals released a statement Monday afternoon confirming Segura’s death.

“The Washington Nationals are extremely saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Fausto Segura, a 23-year-old pitcher who spent the 2019 season with our short-season affiliate Auburn Doubledays,” the statement read. “He was beloved by his teammates, coaches, coordinators and everyone he came in contact with throughout our organization. We extend our deepest sympathies to Fausto’s family, friends and loved ones in their time of grief.”

“Nats RHP prospect Fausto Segura worked very hard every day to achieve his dream of reaching MLB and being able to help his family out of poverty,” Gómez wrote in one tweet.

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