Former Astros prospect Ronny Garcia dies in traffic accident at 24

Former Astros prospect, Ronny Garcia, died in a traffic accident in Samana, Dominican Republic at age 24.

According to MLB Insider Héctor Gómez, Garcia was with his father, who also passed away on Saturday.

Former Astros prospect Ronny Garcia died in a traffic accident at the age of 24.
Former Astros prospect Ronny Garcia died in a traffic accident at the age of 24. Astros/X

A third person reportedly died as a result of the accident that was between two motorcycles on the Las Galeras-Samaná highway, per El Tiempo.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Astros prospect, Ronny Garcia. Our condolences go out to his family and friends,” the Astros shared on X Saturday morning.

Garcia played for the Astros in the minor league for seven years from 2017 to 2023 and accumulated a 9-15 record in his outings.

After three seasons with the Dominican Summer League affiliates, the relief pitcher came to the U.S. in 2021 and recorded a 2.11 ERA that year between both the Florida Complex League and Class-A Fayetteville.

In 2022, he went back to both teams and continued his success, recording only one run in 18.1 innings.

The righty posted a 3.42 ERA over 122 games and 186.2 innings pitched in his pro career while allowing 170 hits, 71 earned runs, eight home runs, 100 walks, and he struck out 200 batters he faced.

York, Pennsylvania’s minor league team, The York Revolution, signed the righty for the 2024 season in February.

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“He’ll be a young bullpen arm for us,” Revolution manager Rick Forney said a few months ago to ABC27. “I’m excited about him. He has really good career numbers. He’s an intriguing young pitcher. I’m hoping I can get him to be more than just a one-inning guy, maybe a bridge-type guy in the sixth or seventh inning. I’m excited to get my eyes on him.”

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