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Pirates' Evan Chambers dies in sleep

PITTSBURGH -- Pirates minor league prospect Evan Chambers died in his sleep over the weekend. He was 24.

Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington had no additional details, but he said in a statement the team was "shocked" and "saddened" by Chambers' passing.

A third-round draft pick in 2009, Chambers spent five years in the team's minor league system. The outfielder moved up to Double-A Altoona in 2012. Chambers spent most of the 2013 season dealing with a foot injury and played in just four games for the team's Gulf Coast League affiliate as part of a rehab assignment.

Chambers was born in Miami and played high school baseball in Lakeland, Fla.

Several Pirates expressed their condolences on Twitter late Monday, including National League MVP Andrew McCutchen.