In heartbreaking news from New York, the five-month old daughter of New York Mets' catcher Landon Powell has died. She was battling an immune disorder and it wasn't clear if she would be able to fight through her problems. Over the weekend she passed away.
According to Newsday, Izzy Powell had an immune disease that attacked her liver. The family confirmed over the weekend that she had passed after fighting the whole time. On the family's Facebook page they wrote:
"Her life served a great purpose in her short 5 months on this earth."
It's difficult anytime a player loses someone, it's unimaginably hard if that someone is a child. Our hearts go out to the Powell family in this difficult time. Baseball is probably the farthest thing from Landon Powell's mind right now.
Powell recently signed with the Mets as a free agent. He played the last three seasons with the Oakland A's and helped them to an American League West division crown last year. In Powell's three Major League seasons, he has hit .207/.284/.328.