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Orioles minor leaguer Ramon Ramirez killed in motorcycle accident

Baltimore Orioles minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez was killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday in the Dominican Republic.

"Our entire organization is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Ramon Ramirez," the team said in a statement. "As a member of the Orioles organization, Ramon worked tirelessly to make the most of his opportunity to play professional baseball. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, teammates, and coaches as we mourn this unimaginable loss."

According to MASN, Ramirez, 23, was riding with his girlfriend on the back of the motorcycle when they were struck by another vehicle. His girlfriend survived, suffering a broken leg.

Ramirez signed with the Orioles as a non-drafted free agent in 2014. He played for Class A-Advanced Frederick, Class-A Aberdeen and the Gulf Coast League in 2015.