BOSTON - The Red Sox family was dealt a blow Wednesday after a player's brother passed away.
The clubhouse in Fort Myers was closed Wednesday morning and a media availability was cancelled minutes before it was set to begin.
Wednesday morning, a spokesperson said an unnamed player was dealing with a 'family emergency,' but declined to give any details.
Later, the Red Sox released a statement saying Blake Swihart's 23-year-old brother, Romell Jordan, had passed away.
"The entire Red Sox organization sends its deepest condolences to the Swihart family for their loss," the statement read.
Clubhouse was closed this morning- Red Sox tell us that a player had a family emergency and they want to respect his privacy.— Guerin Austin (@guerinaustin) February 27, 2019
Red Sox spokesman tells us a player on the team had a personal family emergency and they’re not going to announce anything further at the moment.— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) February 27, 2019
"Through triumph, tragedy, and heartbreak this team/organization sticks together!" Pitcher David Price tweeted Wednesday morning.
The catcher's family asked for privacy.
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