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Breaking: Former MLB First-Round Pick Passes Away Suddenly In A Very Sad Story

The Major League Baseball world was hit hard on Friday when one of their former players suddenly passed away at a very young age.

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, "Former MLB Infielder Sean Burroughs, the former first-round draft pick who played parts of seven MLB seasons, collapsed and died Thursday while coaching his son's Little League team. He was just 44."

Burroughs was selected by the San Diego Padres with the ninth overall pick in the 1998 draft and spent seven seasons in the MLB with San Diego, Tampa Bay, Arizona, and Minnesota.

The former infielder appeared in 528 games, recording 463 hits and 12 home runs, with a batting average of .278.

Burroughs is the son of Jeff Burroughs, who was the A.L. MVP with the Texas Rangers in 1974 and spent 16 seasons in the MLB.

This is a very sad story; the entire MLB world must be hurting at this moment to see one of their own leave them at such a young age.

Fans took to social media on Friday to pay tribute to Burroughs. Here are some of their reactions.

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