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Orioles mourn death of Minor Leaguer Ramirez

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BALTIMORE -- The Orioles organization lost a member of its baseball family on Saturday night, when Minor League infielder Ramon Ramirez was killed in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic.

"Our entire organization is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Ramon Ramirez," executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Sunday in a statement. "As a member of the Orioles organization, Ramon worked tirelessly to make the most of his opportunity to play professional baseball. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, teammates and coaches as we mourn this unimaginable loss."

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles organization lost a member of its baseball family on Saturday night, when Minor League infielder Ramon Ramirez was killed in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic.

"Our entire organization is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Ramon Ramirez," executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Sunday in a statement. "As a member of the Orioles organization, Ramon worked tirelessly to make the most of his opportunity to play professional baseball. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, teammates and coaches as we mourn this unimaginable loss."

Ramirez, 23, signed with Baltimore in 2014 as a non-drafted free agent. He played at three levels last season: Class A Advanced Frederick, Class A Aberdeen and the Gulf Coast League.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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