Our prayers go out to New York Mets catcher Landon Powell and his family. His 5-month-old daughter has passed away.
Report after the jump…
According to the Associated Press:
The family said on its Facebook page that Izzy Powell died Friday night of an immune disease that attacked her liver and bone marrow.
The family wrote in a post Saturday that she ”fought until the end” and ”her life served a great purpose in her short 5 months on this earth.”
Taken by Oakland with the 24th pick on the first round of the 2004 amateur draft, Powell played for the Athletics from 2009-11 and spent last year at Houston’s Triple-A team in Oklahoma City. He agreed to a minor league contract with the Mets on Jan. 18.
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