Red Sox mourn the passing of Minor League catcher Daniel Flores

The Boston Red Sox released two statements regarding minor league catcher Daniel Flores who passed away today due to complications during treatment for cancer. At this time, out of respect for the Flores family, the Red Sox will refrain from commenting further on this matter.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski:

"Everyone at the Red Sox was shocked to hear of Daniel's tragic passing. To see the life of a 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."

Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager Eddie Romero:

"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."