Red Sox management had announced that 17-year old Daniel Flores from Venezuela, had died from complications from cancer. The teen had recently signed a international deal for $3.1 million last July.
The catching phenom was raved for his arm and defensive abilities behind the plate. With a great baseball mind, and an even bigger heart. He leaves behind his mother and younger sister.
The number 5 prospect in the Red Sox organization, was considered to be the number 2 international prospect out of last year’s class. He was slated to start in the minors in the spring. However, the life of a 17 year old kid is more important that one’s baseball potential, R.I.P. Daniel.