Red Sox prospect Daniel Flores, 17, dies of cancer

Red Sox prospect Daniel Flores, 17, dies of cancer

Daniel Flores, a catcher who signed in July at the age of 17 with the Boston Red Sox when the signing window for worldwide amateurs opened, died on Wednesday from complications stemming from his cancer treatment, said the team. "He was energetic, hard-working, and genuinely selfless, always with a smile on his face", said Eddie Romero, Boston's senior vice president/assistant GM. Flores was receiving treatments in Boston when he died.

He promised the Flores family that although Daniel had been with the team for only short period, he would always be a member of the Red Sox family. He cared for his teammates and was a natural leader.

Flores was widely regarded as the Red Sox's top catching prospect and signed a contract with the team July 2 as part of their global free agent signing class.

"To see the life of young man with so much promise cut short is extremely saddening for all of us", Dombrowski said.

WEEI's Rob Bradford reported earlier that morning that Flores was dealing with a serious medical condition.

The Red Sox have declined to comment further out of respect for Flores's family.

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"I'm at a loss for words today", Romero said in the statement. Ben Badler of Baseball America ranked Flores as the best worldwide catcher prospect since Gary Sanchez. Cora played four seasons for the Red Sox, and this year was the bench coach for the World Series champion Houston Astros.

Flores as ranked by both MLB.com and Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect among last year's worldwide free agents.

Romero added Wednesday that Flores was "an impressive young man with limitless potential".

My condolences go out to Daniel's mother and sister.

New Boston manager Alex Cora has his pitching coach, and he's no stranger to the Red Sox organization.

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