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Former Palm Beach Cardinals player killed in crash on New Year's Eve

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Derian González (Palm Beach Cardinals)

Derian González, a former Palm Beach Cardinals pitcher, died in a motorcycle crash on New Year's Eve in his native Venezuela.

He was 25 years old.

The team offered their condolences to the family on Twitter Monday afternoon.

The Lara Cardinals of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League also posted their condolences on Instagram, saying he had "promising talent and a desire to win."

González was riding a motorcycle on a stretch of road between the states of Zulia and Mérida, according to ESPN Deportes. He was heading to Zulia to celebrate New Year's Eve with his family at the time of the crash.

He had recently signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves upon being released from St. Louis after missing two seasons with injuries, ESPN Deportes reported.

González, who was playing with the Lara Cardinals at the time of his death, finished his career with a 3.51 ERA, 361 strikeouts and 155 walks in 366 2/3 professional innings.