Nationals Prospect Fausto Segura Dies at 23

Nationals Prospect Fausto Segura Dies at 23
Baseballs sit on the ledge during the Championship Game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Penn., on Aug. 25, 2019. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON—The Nationals say pitching prospect Fausto Segura has died. He was 23.

The team announced the news in a statement Monday. ESPN Deportes reported that Segura died in a traffic accident Sunday night in his hometown of Barahona, Dominican Republic.

The right-hander signed a contract with Washington in 2017 and spent the past three seasons in the team’s minor league system. Segura spent the 2019 season in the short-season, Class-A New York-Penn League with the Auburn Doubledays, going 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA in 17 appearances as a reliever.

Segura previously pitched for the Nationals in the Dominican Summer League in 2017 and the Gulf Coast League in 2018.

The Nationals said in a statement Segura was “beloved by his teammates, coaches, coordinators and everyone he came in contact with throughout our organization.”

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