Alexander Figueredo, a pitcher in the New York Yankees’ minor league system, was shot and killed late last month in his native Venezuela, several media sources reported.

The 20-year-old lefthander was on the suspended/restricted list for the entire 2016 season, according to the New York Post. The newspaper reported he was shot multiple times outside of a party and died as a result.

The reason for Figueredo’s suspension hasn’t been publicly divulged. The Post noted that he was not considered a top prospect and chances are he would not have been back with the team as a result of his suspension.

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Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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