Astros prospect Kellogg dies

Sports Network

, Last Updated: 4:36 PM ET

HOUSTON, TEXAS - Dustin Kellogg, an 18-year-old pitching prospect for the Houston Astros, died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident on Tuesday.

"We send our condolences to Dustin's family, friends, coaches and teammates. This is a very sad day for all of us," said Astros scouting director Bobby Heck. "Dustin was a Texas kid, and he made his intentions very clear at our pre-draft workout that he wanted to pitch for his hometown Houston Astros. We were very happy to make his dream come true when we signed him in July. This is a huge loss for everyone that knew him."

The Astros selected the right-hander, who hails from a town roughly 40 miles north of Houston, in the 34th round of this year's draft.

Kellogg appeared in six games for Houston's Gulf Coast League affiliate, going 1-1 with a 4.26 earned-run average.

"We are deeply saddened by the news of Dustin's passing," added Astros general manager Ed Wade. "Although he had only been an Astros player for a short time, we share the pain of his family. Our prayers go out to Dustin's loved ones."


Videos

Photos