In July, the Pirates manager said Brito had tested positive for coronavirus.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Socrates Brito is reportedly opting out of the season after his brother passed away from coronavirus.

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, 27-year-old Brito’s brother passed away from COVID-19 last week.

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Pirates Manager Derek Shelton said in July that Brito had tested positive for coronavirus.

The Pirates signed Brito to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training in December of last year.

The team has not released an official statement yet.

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