Former MLB Pitcher Brad Halsey Dead at Age 33

Brad Halsey of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005
Brad Halsey dead at age 33 Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Brad Halsey, a former MLB pitcher, has died at the age of 33, his agency O'Connell Sports confirmed via Twitter on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

 

"We are sorry to hear of the passing of longtime client, Brad Halsey. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family during this difficult time," the agency wrote. Halsey's cause of death has yet to be confirmed, however, USA Today reports that Halsey died on Friday, Oct. 31 in a recreational climbing accident near his home in New Braunfels, Texas.

Brad Halsey
Brad Halsey pitching for the New York Yankees against the Boston Red Sox on July 1, 2004 Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

 

The left-handed pitcher played for the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Oakland Athletics.

According to the Bleacher Report, Halsey spent three years in the majors after the Yankees drafted him in the eighth round in the 2002 draft. The athlete's MLB career ended in 2006.

According to Susan Slusser, who covered Halsey's career with the San Francisco Chronicle, "he was smart and funny and delightful to cover."

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