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Statement from Pirates general manager Neal Huntington on the passing of Minor League player Evan Chambers

"All of us at the Pittsburgh Pirates are shocked and saddened by Evan's sudden passing in his sleep this past weekend. Beyond being just a talented ballplayer, Evan was a great teammate and a quiet leader who went about his craft as a professional every day. Off the field, Evan loved making a difference in the community, and often dedicated a lot of his time working with children in the communities in which he played. Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to his family for this unimaginable loss. He was far too young. He will be missed."

In lieu of flowers, the Chambers family has asked donations be made in Evan's honor to a children's charity. The Pirates and Chambers family will announce details once the charity has been determined.

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