Skip to main content

Athletics Announce Prospect Casey Thomas Has Passed Away Suddenly

The Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday that Casey Thomas, a 24-year-old player who played rookie ball for the franchise last season, has passed away.

Casey Thomas, a 24-year-old prospect in the Oakland Athletics system, passed away suddenly on Tuesday. Thomas, who was a 34th round draft pick for the team back in 2016, played rookie ball during the 2016 season. He hit .258 with 18 runs batted in.

Billy Beane released a statement on Thomas' passing, calling the franchise "devastated" to hear the news.

No cause of death has been reported at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Thomas' family and friends.