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Washington Nationals prospect Fausto Segura dies at 23

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The Washington Nationals say pitching prospect Fausto Segura has died. He was 23 years old.

On Monday, the team released a statement announcing the news. ESPN Deportes reported that Segura died in a traffic accident Sunday night in his hometown Barohona, Dominican Republic.

Segura signed a contract with Washington in 2017 and spent the past three seasons in the team’s minor league system. In 2019, he spent the season in the short-season, Class-A New York-Penn League with the Auburn Doubledays, going 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA in 17 appearances as a reliever.

Segura previously pitched for the Nationals in the Dominican Summer League in 2017 and the Gulf Coast League in 2018.

The Nationals said in a statement Segura was “beloved by his teammates, coaches, coordinators and everyone he came in contact with throughout our organization.”

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