Former A’s minor league player Miguel Marte dies at 30 from COVID-19

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May 23, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Oakland Athletics hat, glove and ball lay in the dugout at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics organization is feeling the first-hand impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The A’s announced on Friday that former minor league infielder Miguel Marte has passed away at the young age of 30 after contracting the virus.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Marte played in the A’s organization from 2008-12. He made it as far as Single-A ball, hitting a combined .251 with 16 homers and 117 RBI.

A GoFundMe page was set up on Marte’s behalf by his family. He is survived by his wife, Jasmin, twin girls and a young son.

Our thoughts obviously go out to the family and those close to Marte during these most difficult of times. It’s a clear reminder that the novel coronavirus doesn’t just impact the elderly and those with preexisting conditions.