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Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello passes away at 23

Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello was found dead in a hotel room in Auckland, New Zeland over the weekend, prompting the team to make the somber announcement on Monday morning. The 23-year old outfielder was in New Zeland to play third base for the Auckland Tuatara in the Australian Baseball League and was set to begin play this week.

“The Minnesota Twins are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Ryan Costello yesterday in New Zealand,” the team said in a press release this morning. “On behalf of the entire organization, the Twins send their most sincere condolences to Ryan’s family, friends, coaches and teammates.