Dec 2, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT
Terrible news to pass along this evening, as Pirates minor leaguer Evan Chambers passed away in his sleep over the weekend. He was just 24 years old.
Chambers was a third-round pick of Pittsburgh in 2009. An outfielder, he had worked his way up to the Double-A level before missing most of this season with a foot injury. Talking about his baseball career is almost pointless at a time like this. It’s just sad to see a young life cut short, no matter their profession. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Below is a statement from Pirates general manager Neal Huntington:
“All of us at the Pittsburgh Pirates are shocked and saddened by Evan’s sudden passing in his sleep this past weekend. Beyond being just a talented ballplayer, Evan was a great teammate and a quiet leader who went about his craft as a professional every day. Off the field, Evan loved making a difference in the community, and often dedicated a lot of his time working with children in the communities in which he played. Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to his family for this unimaginable loss. He was far too young. He will be missed.”
We’ll add reaction from around the baseball world throughout the evening:
Thoughts and prayers are with the Evan Chambers family. May he rest in peace.—
Jeff Karstens (@karstens27) December 03, 2013
Very saddened to hear about a person I played against throughout pro ball having passed today. Rip Evan chambers you will be missed—
Jarred Cosart (@JarredCosart) December 02, 2013
RIP Evan Chambers. Great guy, God Bless his family and friends.—
Austin Meadows (@austin_meadows) December 02, 2013
Completely heartbroken…Evan Chambers was as good as they come. Can't believe you're gone. Love you brother, always—
Brock Holt (@BrockStar4Lyf) December 02, 2013
Can't help but question why you were taken so early. Makes me sick. RIP Evan Chambers. Love you man.—
Tony Sanchez (@Tony26Montana) December 02, 2013
Heart broken to hear about Evan Chambers. I had the honor to play with him for a year. I just remember he was always smiling!!—
Matt den Dekker (@UpperDekker) December 02, 2013
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