It has been a rough couple of months for Yankees fans. Jeter retires, A-Rod confesses to steroid use, and now a young pitcher has passed away.
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Former New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Halsey was reported dead this morning at the age of 33 according to a Tweet by his agency, O’Connell Sports.
Halsey was selected by the Yankees in the eighth round of the 2002 amateur draft and debuted in the Bronx in 2004 at age 23. He was the starter for the famous Yankees’ game against Boston on July 1, 2004, that featured Derek Jeter’s iconic dive into the stands on the third-base line after pursuing and catching a pop-up.
Halsey was traded with Dioner Navarro, Javier Vazquez and cash to the Diamondbacks on Jan. 11, 2005, for Randy Johnson. In three seasons, Halsey was 14-19 in 88 games (40 starts) with a 4.84 ERA.