Such sad news, both for sports fans everywhere and for the family and friends.
Minnesota Twins’ 22 year old pitcher, Yorman Landa, has passed away on Saturday morning in Venezuela. The cause of death is, according to the team, a car accident. The tragic news shocked many fans of the team and our condolences go to the mourning close ones.
Yorman Landa started his baseball career while he was still a teenager, in 2010. Last week, the pitcher had been re-signed by the Twins after a month earlier he had become a free agent.
The accident happened just outside Caracas and it was caused most probably by the rainy weather, which made the road slippery. The baseball player was with his father at the time – who was also the one driving the automobile they were both in.
Twins executive VP Derek Falvey took it upon himself to inform the public about Landa’s untimely death, and he released the following statement:
“The Minnesota Twins are deeply saddened by the heartbreaking loss of Yorman Landa early this morning in Venezuela. On behalf of the entire baseball community, we send our sincerest condolences to the Landa family as well as Yorman’s many friends, coaches and teammates.”
Landa was a great asset for the team, one of the hardest throwing pitchers in the organization; therefore, he had even been converted to a relief pitcher two years prior.
He struck 109 batters in 102 innings pitched over the course of only two years. That is considered an impressing total and he proved himself many times to have great potential on the baseball field.
His short but pregnant career has been a source of inspiration and strength for many people and they did not hesitate to openly mourn with heavy hearts his early departure by paying him tribute on social media.
RIP Yorman Landa.