Millville native Mike Trout has been out of the Angels lineup for much of August.
Turns out his brother-in-law died at the age of 24.
Here’s a statement from the family:
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
Cox also graduated from Millville High School and finished his senior year in 2012 with a 6-0 record and a 0.86 ERA while striking out 71 batters in 48 innings. He was a 19th-round draft pick in 2015 out of Gannon University in Erie, where he pitched a no-hitter as a junior.
The 24-year-old right-handed reliever had pitched the past three seasons in the Angels’ system. He made 11 appearances for the Angels’ High A team at Inland Empire this season, going 0-1 with a 4.11 ERA, but retired from baseball on Aug. 6. He had a career record of 7-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 68 appearances.
No cause of death has been released.