HoAndres Melendez Death – Obituary, How did MLB Minor Leaguer Die at 20?

By | December 31, 2021

HoAndres Melendez Death – Obituary, How did MLB Minor Leaguer Die at 20?

The Cleveland Guardians confirmed minor league catcher Andrés Meléndez passed away on the afternoon of December 16 in Miami. Here is all we know about Andres Melendez’s cause of death.

The team did not reveal a cause of death but said the death was “sudden.” “The Cleveland Guardians are saddened to share Andrés Meléndez passed away suddenly this afternoon,” the Guardians said in a statement Thursday night.

“Meléndez is remembered by his teammates and friends as a positive, respectful and thoughtful young man with a beautiful smile who had a profound impact on others. He will be greatly missed,” the statement read.

The Venezuela native began his professional career with Milwaukee’s organization in 2018. Andres spent two seasons between the Brewers’ Dominican Summer and Arizona League teams. He then was acquired in a trade by Cleveland in 2019.

Meléndez played for Cleveland’s Low-A minor league team, the Lynchburg Hillcats, in 2021. He hit .250 in 36 games played.

Andres Melendez’s Cause of Death Remains Secret

There was no immediate word on Andres Melendez’s cause of death. According to reports, Meléndez passed away suddenly. His death is currently being investigated.

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