The pitcher in the Angels’ minor-league system, Aaron Cox who was also the brother in law of star Angeles' outfielder Mike Trout passed away on Wednesday morning as revealed by the team and family.
Born on Aug 5, 1994, Aaron was 24. No cause of death was revealed.
Former #Angels minor league pitcher Aaron Cox, Mike Trout's brother-in-law, died this morning, per team announcement. That's the "personal matter" that has kept Trout away from the club the last few days. Cox was 24. Statement from Trout below pic.twitter.com/0rZigAjlwe
— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) August 15, 2018
Los Angeles Angels released a statement on Wednesday that read:
"The Angels organization is saddened to hear of the passing of Aaron Cox, a member of the Angels family since 2015. We are deeply heartbroken and shocked by this tragic loss. Our heartfelt prayers and condolences to his family and friends. Aaron will always have a special place in the hearts of those within the organization."
Aaron was the younger brother of Trout’s wife, Jessica Tara Cox, whom he married in December.
Trout and Cox, both families released a joint statement and mentioned Aaron "a phenomenal human being" who had "a deep love for his family, and a passionate dedication and commitment to his friends."
From Mike, Jessica and their families: pic.twitter.com/E1hASpyJSm
— Angels (@Angels) August 15, 2018
Mike Trout is believed to be on the disabled list due to the wrist injury currently. The manager Mike Scioscia told that there is no any information about his return as he had gone home mentioning a “personal family matter.”
Cox was the member of the Angeles organization since 2015 after being selected in the 19th round. He played 11 games for the Inland Empire 66ers, the Angels' Class A affiliate, and had recorded a 4.11 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings.