The Cleveland Indians organization is mourning the loss of one of its minor league clubhouse managers.
Matt Pruzinsky, home clubhouse manager for the Columbus Clippers, died unexpectedly Sunday. According to a GoFundMe page started by Indians reliever Shawn Armstrong, Pruzinsky's wife is currently expecting twin boys.
The Clippers posted the following statement to their Twitter page Monday:December 11, 2017
Several current and former players within the Indians organization have donated to the GoFundMe to raise money for Pruzinsky's wife and sons.
Players also turned to social media to share their condolences:December 11, 2017
My prayers go up for Shannon and Matt’s family. My heart is heavy for their loss. Matt was always a positive light in the clubhouse. Rest In Peace my friend. https://t.co/uDxwFYTZ6T— Luke Carlin (@CarlinsCorner) December 11, 2017
Im at a loss of words right now and just completely devastated. @Indians and @CLBClippers we have lost a great one. Matt, you were always there for us. I cant thank you enough for everything you’ve done brother! We love and will miss you! #26thman https://t.co/cZAl4lkV5H— Shawn Morimando (@ShawnMorimando) December 11, 2017
The Columbus Clippers are the Indians triple-A affiliate.