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Andrew McCutchen Shares Heartfelt Message After Death Of Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Evan Chambers

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The Pittsburgh skyline rises above Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen (22) as he warms up on deck before batting in the baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Diego Padres on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

As the Pittsburgh Pirates mourned the death of 24-year-old prospect Evan Chambers, Andrew McCutchen was prominent among those publicly expressing sorrow. Chambers, a third-round draft pick by Pittsburgh in MLB's 2009 First-Year Player Draft, died in his sleep over the weekend, according to

A short while after tweeting about Chambers' untimely passing, the reigning National League MVP posted another heartfelt message via Instagram on Monday evening.

Life is too short. My friend Evan Chambers is an example of that. He died this past weekend in his sleep at the age of 24. If you have a son, daughter,brother,sister,father,mother, friend or loved one tell them u love them. If you ended on bad terms with someone close to u, make up, because tomorrow isnt promised to anyone. My condolences go out to his family and may he rest is peace. God has you now bro, you will be missed. Please pray for his family and friends. Have a blessed night

McCutchen was hardly the only member of the Pirates organization expressing grief over Chamber's death. Several former teammates also expressed their shock and grief via social media.

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