Twins prospect Ryan Costello found dead in Auckland hotel, apparently of natural causes

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The Associated Press

November 18, 2019, 2:21 PM

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Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello was found dead in his hotel room in New Zealand on Monday, days after joining the Auckland Tuatara in the Australian Baseball League.

The 23-year-old third baseman died in his sleep, apparently of natural causes, team officials said.

“The Tuatara express their deepest condolences to Ryan’s family back home in the United States and to the whole Minnesota Twins organization,” the club said in the statement.

The statement said Costello’s teammates were “naturally devastated” by the news. Concerns were raised when Costello failed to report

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