NEW YORK (AP) - The 5-month-old daughter of New York Mets catcher Landon Powell has died.
The family said on its Facebook page that Izzy Powell died Friday night of an immune disease that attacked her liver and bone marrow.
The family wrote in a post Saturday that she ``fought until the end'' and ``her life served a great purpose in her short 5 months on this earth.''
Taken by Oakland with the 24th pick on the first round of the 2004 amateur draft, Powell played for the Athletics from 2009-11 and spent last year at Houston's Triple-A team in Oklahoma City. He agreed to a minor league contract with the Mets on Jan. 18.
---
Online:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Prayers-for-Izzy/495219343830343?skinfo

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 923 Houston Astros  94%
#2 914 Cleveland Indians  81%
#3 928 Texas Rangers  79%
#4 926 New York Yankees  77%
#5 922 Chicago Cubs  76%
#6 920 Seattle Mariners  74%
#7 901 Milwaukee Brewers  73%
#8 908 San Diego Padres  73%
#9 912 Toronto Blue Jays  70%
#10 918 Tampa Bay Rays  67%

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Marlins vs. Rangers Prediction Will the Marlins pull off another upset in Arlington tonight when they visit the Rangers at 8:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Indians Prediction Will the Indians knock off the Angels tonight in Cleveland behind a Mike Clevinger start?
Thumbnail Astros vs. Phillies Prediction Will the Astros once again break out their bats when the visit the Phillies at 7:05PM ET tonight in Philadelphia?
Thumbnail Orioles vs. Rays Pick Can the Baltimore Orioles pick up another slight upset win on the road when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays tonight...
Thumbnail Brewers vs. Nationals Prediction Is the betting total set too low in tonight's Brewers and Nationals game at 7:05PM ET in D.C.?

MLB Team Pages