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Pirates prospect Evan Chambers dies at 24

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Center fielder Evan Chambers (53) of the West Virginia Power bats in a game against the Greenville Drive on May 2, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Chambers is the No. 21 top prospect of the Pirates. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Pittsburgh Pirates minor league prospect Evan Chambers died in his sleep over the weekend. He was 24. The Sporting News reports that the cause of death is unknown at this time.

As a Minor Leaguer he played for the West Virginia Power against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field in 2010.

Say goodbye to Drive’s Hunter Strickland

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       June 14, 2009: RHP Hunter Strickland of the Greenville Drive in a game at 
       Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Strickland was traded to the 
       Pittsburgh Pirates on July 22, 2009. Photo by: Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images
When I heard that Hunter Strickland of the Greenville Drive had been traded to Pittsburgh last week I went looking through my files to find an appropriate photo for this blog entry. I think this is it.
I’m not sure exactly why, but it just has a feel to it that says: Traded? You’re kidding. What now?
Update: This just in from MiLB: Tonight Hunter Strickland “combined with Diego Moreno on the [West Virginia Power’s] first no-hitter as a Pirates affiliate as the Power blanked the Charleston RiverDogs, 4-0, in front of 1,296 fans at Appalachian Power Park.”