A pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization suffered an unimaginable family loss on Tuesday, according to their Double-A affiliate, the Montgomery Biscuits, announced.
A statement from CEO & Managing Owner, Lou DiBella. pic.twitter.com/Uocm0juKb7— Montgomery Biscuits (@BiscuitBaseball) August 28, 2019
According to ESPN, the wife, child and mother-in-law of Blake Blevins were all killed in a triple homicide on Tuesday.
Blevins brother-in-law, Matthew Thomas Bernard, was arrested and charged with three counts of homicide.
"Earlier today, we learned that one of our players, Blake Bivens, suffered an unimaginable loss," Biscuits CEO and Managing Owner Lou DiBella said. "We appreciate the outpour of support and concern, but ask that you respect the privacy of the family during this difficult time."
The Biscuits' Major League club, the Tampa Bay Rays, also expressed their sorrow and support for Bivens.
We're with you, Blake. pic.twitter.com/gJqdUCIf7p— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 28, 2019
The Biscuits canceled their scheduled doubleheader for Tuesday.
Blevins, a 2014 fourth-round pick, is 4-0 with a 3.95 ERA in a relief role in 2019.