17-year-old Red Sox prospect dies of cancer

by: Tom Leyden Updated:

BOSTON - Daniel Flores, a rising prospect in the Red Sox organization, has passed away at the age of 17. The Red Sox released a pair of statements accompanying the announcement that Flores died due to complications from treatment he was receiving while fighting cancer.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski said, "Everyone at the Red Sox was shocked to hear of Daniel’s tragic passing. To see the life of young man with so much promise cut short is extremely saddening for all of us. On behalf of the Red Sox organization, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Daniel’s family.”

Eddie Romero, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager added, "Every member of our organization who got to know Daniel absolutely loved him. He was energetic, hard-working, and genuinely selfless, always with a smile on his face. He cared for his teammates and was a natural leader. I’m at a loss for words today. Daniel was an impressive young man with limitless potential, and his life was cut far too short.

"My condolences go out to Daniel’s mother and sister. Though with us for a short time, Daniel will always be a part of the Red Sox family.”


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