The Washington Nationals on Monday announced that minor-league pitcher Fausto Segura died over the weekend at 23. According to Dominican Major League Baseball reporter Hector Gomez, Segura died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday night in the Dominican Republic.
Segura died after being hit by a van while riding a vehicle near the Barahona airport, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes.
Here’s the statement from the Nationals:
“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. 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.”