Red Sox clubhouse closed after death of Blake Swihart's 23-year-old brother

Red Sox clubhouse closed after death of Blake Swihart's 23-year-old brother
BOSTON, MA - MAY 2: Blake Swihart #23 of the Boston Red Sox watches on during a break in the action during a game with New York Yankees at Fenway Park May 2, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

"Through triumph, tragedy, and heartbreak this team/organization sticks together!" Pitcher David Price tweeted Wednesday morning.

The catcher's family asked for privacy.