Athletics Prospect Casey Thomas Dies at Age 24

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistMay 2, 2017

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the Athetics logo durring the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros at Coliseum on September 5, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)
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Oakland Athletics minor league shortstop Casey Thomas has died at the age of 24.

The A's issued a statement Tuesday announcing Thomas' death, via's Jane Lee:

Thomas was a 34th-round draft pick in 2016 out of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He hit .322/.368/.394 in 208 at-bats as a college senior.

After signing with the A's last summer, Thomas played in 37 games in the rookie-level Arizona League. He posted a .258/.300/.275 slash line with 18 RBI in 120 at-bats but didn't appear in an official minor league game this season.