Oscar Acosta, an instructional coach and manager of the Gulf Coast Yankees, and Humberto Trejo, field coordinator of the Dominican Summer League Yankees, were killed in an auto accident in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.
I first met Acosta when he was the pitching coach for the Chicago Cubs in 2000. He struck me as a fine gentleman and a good baseball man. He is survived by his wife and three children.
"Acosta and Trejo touched countless people within our organization," said Yankees GM Brian Cashman. "Their dedication and passion to improving young lives far exceed the boundaries of a baseball field. We ask that you join us in keeping Oscar, Humberto, their wives and children in your prayers."