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.READ MORE: 1 Juvenile Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting In Pittsburgh's Marshall-Shadeland Neighborhood
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Pirates org OF Socrates Brito’s brother passed away from Covid-19 last week and so he has decided to opt out this season.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 1, 2020
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.
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