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Red Sox prospect Daniel Flores, 17, dies of cancer

09 November 2017

"Everyone at the Red Sox was shocked to hear of Daniel's tragic passing", Boston President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski said in a statement.

The 17-year-old switch-hitting catcher signed with the Red Sox on a $3.1 million signing bonus in July. He was recently ranked by Mass Live as being the No. 5 prospect in the Red Sox's farm system.

Vazquez, meanwhile, will "serve as a liaison between the major league club's advance scouting and statistical analysis efforts, for the objective of presenting information to players and coaches", according to the club's announcement. He was hardworking, selfless and energetic and always seen with a smile.

LeVangie has been elevated from the role of the Red Sox's bullpen coach, serving in the role since 2013, periodically taking on other tasks throughout his tenure. He cared for his team-mates and was a natural leader.

'He is a catcher with a great projection, he has a great ability with his glove, ' Padron said. I'm at a loss for words today. 'In the offense, he shows a lot of power in the right side and a lot of ability in the left side. "Daniel was an impressive young man with limitless potential, and his life was cut too short". He will improve, he always does, in every aspect of the game.

Romero also extended his condolences to Flores's mother and sister.

New Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora didn't expect his first chance to manage in the major leagues to come this soon, but he says he's ready to take on the challenge of leading one of its most storied franchises.

A MA product, LeVangie has been a Red Sox his entire career, having been drafted by the team in the 14th round of the 1991 MLB Amateur Draft out of American International College, in Mass.

Red Sox prospect Daniel Flores, 17, dies of cancer