O's mourn death of farmhand Gonzalez

O's mourn death of farmhand Gonzalez

The Orioles announced the passing of Minor League pitcher Miguel Gonzalez on Monday. The 21-year-old died from injuries sustained in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic on Saturday evening.

The team will honor Gonzalez with a moment of silence before Monday's home game against the Red Sox.

"Our organization is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Miguel Gonzalez," Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said. "Miguel was beloved by his teammates and coaches in the Dominican Republic. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this very difficult time."

Gonzalez signed with the Orioles as a non-drafted free agent in 2014 and pitched for the O's Dominican Summer League team for the past three seasons.

Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland. Follow him on Twitter at @benweinrib. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.