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Former Rockies Prospect Paul Bargas Dead At 23

On Tuesday, former Colorado Rockies pitching prospect Paul Bargas died as a result of brain cancer. He was 23 years old.

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He played his college baseball for UC Riverside and was drafted by the Rockies in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB Draft. As a reliever for the Casper Ghosts, the Tri-City Dust Devils and the Asheville Tourists over the 2009 and 2010 seasons, Bargas put up a 3.12 ERA and an 8-5 record in 77 games.

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Bargas was traded before the 2011 season to the Minnesota Twins for backup catcher Jose Morales. He was then diagnosed with brain cancer during spring training that year.

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Our deepest sympathies to the Bargas family.

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