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UPDATE (4:30 p.m. on Wednesday) -- Halsey died in a recreational climbing accident near his New Braunfels, Texas home, according to USA TODAY, which cited a person close to Halsey's family.
Former A’s pitcher Brad Halsey has died at the age of 33.
Halsey pitched for the A’s in 2006, going 5-4 with a 4.67 ERA, pitching mostly out of the bullpen. A lefty, Halsey went 14-19 with a 4.84 ERA over three seasons spent with the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and A’s.
News of his death was announced on Twitter by O’Connell Sports Management, the agency that represented Halsey. No official cause of death has been given.
Halsey was an eighth-round draft pick of the Yankees in 2002 out of the University of Texas.