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Diamondbacks Scout Johan Maya passed away from Covid-19

The Organization suffers their first known fatality from the disease


PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks issued the following statement on Johan Maya, a scout for the team who passed away today of COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic.

“We were devastated today to learn of the passing of our colleague and scout, Johan Maya. Johan was a great person, a family guy and true baseball man who started his career as a professional player and went on to coaching before becoming a scout and joining the D-backs in 2019 after 15 years in the Astros organization. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife, Edulig, and children, in addition to his family and friends in both the Dominican Republic, where he worked, and in his native Venezuela. His loyal friendship will truly be missed.”

On behalf of AZSnakepit we offer our condolences to Johan’s family, friends, and the Diamondbacks organization.