Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – Executive Vice President/Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falveyissued the following statement regarding the passing of minor league pitcher Yorman Landa, who was 22:

The Minnesota Twins are deeply saddened by the heartbreaking loss of Yorman Landa early this morning in Venezuela.  On behalf of the entire baseball community, we send our sincerest condolences to the Landa family as well as Yorman’s many friends, coaches and teammates.”

Landa was signed by the Twins in 2010 as a 16-year old from Santa Teresa, Venezuela.