Oakland Athletics minor league pitcher Sean Murphy died Monday at the age of 27.  

The A’s confirmed Murphy’s death in a statement released Tuesday through their official Twitter account:

Outfielder Michael Choice, who played with Murphy, offered his condolences for his former teammate:

Murphy, who was a 33rd-round draft pick by the A’s in 2010, spent six years in the team’s minor league system. He missed the 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. 

Prior to his surgery, Murphy reached the Triple-A level for the first time in 2014, making seven starts for Sacramento in the Pacific Coast League. He had a 4.26 ERA with 462 strikeouts in 490.2 innings during his minor league career.

Even though Murphy was unable to reach the MLB level, Oakland’s minor league pitching coordinator Scott Emerson told Melissa Lockard of Scout.com in 2014 the 6’6″ pitcher had “close to five major league average pitches that he puts over the plate.”

Prior to being drafted by Oakland six years ago, Murphy played for North Catholic High School and Keystone College in Pennsylvania. He was born in Philadelphia. 

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