A's Minor League video coordinator Mark Smith passes away

Mark Smith, the Oakland A's Minor League Video Coordinator, passed away on Monday in Arizona. He was 41 years old.
 
"The Oakland A's suffered a tremendous loss today with the unexpected passing of Mark," said Billy Beane, Oakland A's executive vice president of baseball operations. "He was a valued member of our organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
 
Smith served as the A's Minor League Video Coordinator for eight seasons. He was instrumental in the creation of the department in 2009. Before joining the A's, he was a member of the United States Air Force from 1998 - 2007.
 
Funeral services are pending.