Former New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics pitcher Brad Halsey has died at the age of 33.
O’Connell Sports, a management agency that previously represented the southpaw hurler, first reported the shocking news Tuesday night. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Halsey spent three years in the majors after the Yankees drafted him in the eighth round of the 2002 draft. He was famously part of the 2005 trade that sent future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson to the Bronx from Arizona.
The Houston native posted career numbers of 14-19 with a 4.84 ERA and 160 strikeouts in just over 286 innings.
Many offered their condolences on social media, including Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, who covered Halsey with the A’s in 2006:
Such, such sad news about Brad Halsey’s death. He was smart and funny and delightful to cover, even just briefly. Only 33 years old.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) November 5, 2014
Halsey was outside the public eye once his MLB career ended after the 2006 campaign. He spent time in Oakland’s farm system in 2007 and later resurfaced as a Yankees farmhand once again in 2011 before ultimately stepping away.