Jose Rosario, Astros Pitcher, Dies at 20

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Jose Rosario, Astros Pitcher, Dies at 20
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The Houston Astros announced Monday that minor league pitcher Jose Rosario died in a motorcycle accident Sunday night in the Dominican Republic.

"Our thoughts go out to Jose's family, friends and many teammates," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a statement.

Oz Ocampo, Houston's director of international, said in a statement Rosario was a "true student of the game."

"He will be remembered as a long, lanky-framed pitcher with tremendous ability, an outgoing personality and an ever-positive disposition," Ocampo said.

Rosario made 18 appearances in the Dominican Summer League and Gulf Coast League in 2015, posting a 4.40 ERA. He spent the bulk of his time as a reliever, making eight starts in those 18 appearances. He pitched 57.1 innings, striking out 51 batters and walking 22.

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