Pitching Prospect Killed

Pitching Prospect Killed

A Dominican pitching prospect who was just starting his career with the Reds, was killed in a car accident on Saturday, the team announced. 

Right-handed pitcher Jairo Capellan, 19, was pronounced dead, RHP Raul Hernandez is in critical condition and OF Emilio Garcia is in stable condition, according to the Reds.

"We received this terrible news and send our condolences and support to the families, friends and teammates of Jairo, Raul and Emilio," Reds CEO Bob Castellini said in a statement. "Our Dominican operations are an integral part of the Reds organization, and this tragedy affects us all. We will remain closely involved to help everyone through this difficult time."