Orioles minor leaguer killed in motorcycle crash

Posted at 8:07 AM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 08:12:18-05

Baltimore Orioles minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez was killed in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic Saturday.

The 23-year-old played for Frederick and Aberdeen. He signed with the Orioles as a non-drafted free agent in 2014.

Orioles officials released a statement saying, "Our entire organization is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Ramon Ramirez. As a member of the Orioles organization, Ramon worked tirelessly to make the most of his opportunity to play professional baseball. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, teammates, and coaches as we mourn this unimaginable loss."