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MLB Prospect Ryan Costello Dead at 23

Baseball player Ryan Costello has passed away at the age of 23.

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ESPN reports the Minnesota Twins third baseman was found dead in his hotel room in Auckland, New Zealand.

It has been reported that he died in his sleep.

The Connecticut native was set to play for the Australian Baseball League's Auckland Tuataras.

The team released a statement, saying, "It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Auckland Tuatara third baseman Ryan Costello overnight in Auckland."

The team pointed out that "preliminary indications suggest" that Costello died of natural causes.

After the news broke, the Minnesota Twins tweeted, "We are saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Ryan Costello. The entire Twins organization sends our most sincere condolences to Ryan's family, friends, coaches, and teammates."

In 2017, Costello was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. He was traded to the Twins the following year.

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