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Catcher in Detroit Tigers Minor League System Passed Away Today

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Chace Numata, who was playing with Detroit Tigers AA affiliate the Erie Seawolves has passed away due to a head injury from a skateboarding injury. Here is the statement from the Tigers organization:

“The Detroit Tigers are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Chace Numata, who was a catcher for our Double A affiliate in Erie. Though this was his first year with our organization, Chace was beloved by many from our Major League club through all levels of our player development system. He had an engaging personality that quickly established him as a leader on and off the field, and his presence will be forever remembered in our organization and beyond. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, teammates and coaches.”

This is sad news. Thought and prayers to the Numata family.

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