Pirates OF prospect Evan Chambers has passed away at the age of 24. It has been reported that he passed in his sleep over the holiday weekend.
Chambers was the Pirates third round pick in the 2009 draft where he worked his way up to AA Altoona during the 2012 season and established himself as one of the Pirates top prospects in the organization. He missed most of the 2013 season with a broken foot.
News of Chambers passing has hit the Pirates organization hard as his former teammates went to twitter to share their condolances.
This is a tough pill to swallow. You are gone too soon.. Evan Chambers, u will be missed bro. I know ur w/ God now pic.twitter.com/evoElUbH77
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) December 3, 2013
Thoughts and prayers are with the Evan Chambers family. May he rest in peace.
— Jeff Karstens (@karstens27) December 3, 2013
So sad to hear the news about Evan Chambers. RIP brother
— Joshua Bell (@PirateBaseBell) December 2, 2013
RIP to my teammate and friend Evan Chambers. Only got to know him just this year but he was a freak athlete and an even better guy. #RIP
— Reese McGuire (@Reese_McGuire21) December 2, 2013
RIP Evan Chambers. Great guy, God Bless his family and friends.
— Austin Meadows (@austin_meadows) December 2, 2013
Completely heartbroken…Evan Chambers was as good as they come. Can't believe you're gone. Love you brother, always
— Brock Holt (@BrockStar4Lyf) December 2, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to Evan Chambers and his family, I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss #RIPEvanChambers
— Phillip Irwin (@FilthyPhil36) December 2, 2013
Can't help but question why you were taken so early. Makes me sick. RIP Evan Chambers. Love you man.
— Tony Sanchez (@Tony26Montana) December 2, 2013
From all of us at Pittsburgh Sporting news, we extend our sincere condolances to his family, friends, and teammates he went way too young.