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Ryan Costello, MLB prospect for the Minnesota Twins was found dead in his hotel room in New Zealand on November 18. He was 23 years old.
Drafted out of Wethersfield, Connecticut, Costello was picked in the 31st round by the Seattle Mariners in the 2017 MLB Draft. The first baseman was traded to the Twins along with Chase De Jong on July 30, 2018. Costello was in New Zealand as he had just joined the Auckland Tuatara a few days prior.
The article goes on to state the following:
Before his death, Costello posted a tweet in response to a concerned fan online, which in hindsight feels bittersweet. Nick Quadrato of Connecticut tweeted, “Wishing my brotha @RCos13 the best of luck across the pond Stay Healthy!!” – to which the MLB prospect wrote, “Preciate it brotha!!” with the fist pump emoji.
According to multiple reports,Costello died in his sleep of natural causes.
Preciate it brotha!!👊🏻 https://t.co/pR41O8M44e
— Ryan Costello (@RCos13) November 12, 2019
Ryan Costello, a 23-year-old former prospect for the Minnesota Twins, was found dead in New Zealand, where he was set to begin playing for the Auckland Tuatara in the Australian Baseball League: https://t.co/lMc5wmxKh7 pic.twitter.com/riCNyJWraC
— Heavy.com (@HeavySan) November 18, 2019
All of us in the Mariner family are hurting today as we remember Ryan Costello. He had that wonderful combination of humility, gratitude, and confidence. If you knew him, you are better because of it. Sending our love to his family, friends, and teammates. Rest in Peace Cozy.
— Andy McKay (@AndyMcKayHG) November 18, 2019
We are saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Ryan Costello. The entire Twins organization sends our most sincere condolences to Ryan’s family, friends, coaches, and teammates. pic.twitter.com/TXwztkmgQA
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) November 18, 2019
The LumberKings are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of 2018 LumberKing and Midwest League All-Star Ryan Costello. Please keep the Costello family in your thoughts in this difficult time. https://t.co/tUp7AENHMc pic.twitter.com/orQS6bxeFF
— Clinton LumberKings (@LumberKings) November 18, 2019
This photo will always be one of the many ways I’ll remember Ryan Costello. So many characters on the 2017 AZL Mariners & Cozzy was one of the best. pic.twitter.com/Gcr4xZ0txl
— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) November 18, 2019
Rest In Peace, Ryan Costello. Very shocked and saddened by the news. I met him during his time with the Miracle last year. Sending good thoughts to his friends and family. May his memory forever be a blessing. 😢🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/NPtMBRMq2F
— Bailey Srebnik (@FsuBailey12) November 18, 2019
Devastated & saddened to learn about the passing of Ryan Costello (@RCos13 ). Ryan was a great player, had a great personality & was always a pleasure to be around. My thoughts, prayers & deepest condolences go out to the Costello Family & all those who new & loved Ryan. #Rip13 pic.twitter.com/HJX9VIWb66
— Alexis Farinacci (@AlexisFarinacci) November 18, 2019
“On behalf of the entire organization, the Twins send their most sincere condolences to Ryan’s family, friends, coaches and teammates,” a release from the Twins stated. https://t.co/3Y25zXfox6
— St. Cloud Times (@sctimes) November 18, 2019
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