Former Pirates prospect killed in plane crash

Jordan Galvez, a onetime teenage infield prospect with the Pirates, was reportedly killed Tuesday in a plane crash in his native Colombia.

Galvez, 23, and the pilot perished when the Cessna 402 hit an electrical wire upon takeoff in Acandi and crashed into a church.

Details of the accident were reported by a local paper, Noticias de Cali, Valle y Colombia.

Eight other passengers, also reportedly baseball players, survived and were taken to a nearby hospital with various injuries. 

The plane was bound for Medellin, Galvez's hometown.

After signing with Pittsburgh as a 16-year-old, Galvez spent the 2010-12 seasons on Latin American summer league teams affiliated with the Pirates. In a total of 157 games in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, he batted .281 with a .344 on-base percentage while predominantly playing second and third base.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.