Cleveland Guardians player Andrés Meléndez died suddenly at the age of 20 on Thursday. Meléndez was in Miami when he died. The cause of death was not disclosed.
R.I.P. Andrés Meléndez. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones, teammates and those who knew him. pic.twitter.com/ehyrF7C7df
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) December 17, 2021
MSN Sports reported.
Meléndez, born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, began his career with the Brewers in 2018 as a well-regarded international prospect. At the time of his trade, Baseball America raved about his defense, rating him as potentially elite behind the plate with a plus-plus arm and advanced game management skills.
In his first year of full-season minor league ball, Meléndez hit .247/.367/.431 with eight homers and 46 RBI in 73 games.