Phillies minor leaguer Corey Phelan passed away at the age of 20

Let us tell you that the Philadelphia Phillies are mourning the loss of minor league pitcher Corey Phelan,

Because he died at the age of 20 from cancer, the team announced Thursday.

He, a left-handed pitcher who was signed as a free agent out of high school in 2020,

Also in April was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

"Corey is and will always be a special person," said player development director Preston Mattingly in a statement.

At the same time, he said that his memory will live on forever, especially with the Phillies organization.

Not only that, Phelan's friend and minor league teammate, pitcher Jake McKenna, 20, paid tribute to him on Instagram.

"Meeting Corey and having our friendship together was an absolute blessing and it changed my life." So McKenna wrote,