Detroit Tigers Minor League Catcher Tragically Passes Away Following Skateboarding Accident

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The baseball world is mourning once again after the tragic news was passed down stating Minor League catcher Chace Numata had died after being hospitalized for injuries suffered in a skateboarding accident.

News broke on Friday that Numata was found bleeding from the head after suffering a skateboarding accident at 2:15 a.m. and would soon be hospitalized at UPMC Hamot before dying three days later.

Detroit Tigers would soon release a statement:

The New York Yankees would also send out their condolences:

The 14th-round pick by the Phillies in the 2010 Draft spent the bulk of the 2019 season with Double-A Erie, playing 71 games for the SeaWolves and hitting .239/.291/.354.

Tigers prospect Logan Shore started a GoFundMe campaign over the weekend to raise money for the Numata family to help pay for travel expenses and hospital bills.