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Ryan Costello: Minnesota Twins prospect found dead in New Zealand

Costello arrived in Auckland last week to play his first season with Auckland Tuatara, a member of the Australian Baseball League. A Tuatara press release said that "preliminary evidence suggests that he died for natural reasons."

“Tuatara would like to express my deepest condolences to the Ryan family in the United States and the entire Minnesota Twins organization,” the report said.

“Support is being given to Tuatari players who are naturally devastated at the moment.”

Costello from Weathers, Connecticut, was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 31st round of the 2017 MLB Draft after playing at Connecticut Central State University. It was sold to the twins in July 2018.

“The Minnesota twins are deeply saddened to learn of Ryan Costello’s untimely death yesterday in New Zealand,” the twins said in a statement on Monday. “On behalf of the entire organization, the twins express their most sincere condolences to Ryan’s family, friends, coaches and partners.”

Costello split the 2019 season between Single-A Fort Myers Miracle and Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos in Florida, playing in 108 games.

“We were very sad to hear the news of the death of former miracle infilder Ryan Costello this morning,” the Fort Myers organization writes. “His home run helped lift Miracle to the FSL Championship in 2018. Our thoughts and prayers are directed at his family and the entire organization of Gemini. ”

Blue Wachos said in a Twitter post: “With great sadness we recall a baseball player whose talent on the field was surpassed only by his kindness.”

Minnesota Minor League Twins Outfielder Mark Contreras created GoFundMe for the Costello family to help with funeral expenses. The page has been verified by GoFundMe.

“Thanks to donations, we hope to help the Ryan family during this difficult time and hope that it will help in any case,” Contreras wrote on GoFundMe.

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