The New York Yankees announced Sunday that 18-year-old infielder Sandy Acevedo died Saturday night in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, per’s David Adler

Acevedo joined the Yankees organization on July 6, 2015, signing with the team on his 18th birthday.

He had yet to make his professional debut for the Yankees. According to the Associated Press (via, the minor leaguer was going to join one of New York’s two affiliates in the Gulf Coast League, both of which begin their season in June. 

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