Horrible news out of the Detroit Tigers organization after minor league catcher Chace Numata was in involved in a skateboarding accident on Friday. Sadly, the 27 year old catcher passed away Monday due to the injuries he suffered.
Detroit Tigers statement regarding the passing of Chace Numata: pic.twitter.com/H6TCAQO1S8
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 2, 2019
This was Numata’s first season in the Tigers organization, and in 77 games this season between Double-A and Triple-A he slashed .244/.296/.354 with 18 extra-base hits (four home runs) and 28 RBI. At the time of the accident he had been playing for the Erie SeaWolves.
Detroit Tigers minor leaguer Chace Numata dies from injuries in skateboarding accident https://t.co/CeOxDhnv37
— Detroit Free Press (@freep) September 2, 2019