Corey Phelan Obituary – Cause of Death: Philadelphia Phillies minor league pitcher Corey Phelan dies following battle with cancer.
Corey Phelan died following a year long battle with cancer at the age of 20, the team announced Thursday.
Phelan had joined the Phillies out of high school as an undrafted free agent in 2020 before being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in April 2022.
“The Phillies family is extremely saddened by the tragic passing of Corey Phelan,” Phillies director of player development Preston Mattingly said in a statement. “Corey’s positive presence and selflessness influenced everyone around him. While he was incredibly passionate about the game of baseball, his love for his family and his strong faith superseded everything else. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, as well as his teammates and staff who were by his side, providing emotional support throughout the course of his courageous battle with cancer.”
— Phillies Player Development (@PhilsPlayerDev) October 14, 2022
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