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Report: Daniel Flores had been diagnosed with testicular cancer

Rob Bradford
November 10, 2017 - 10:35 am

The sad story of Daniel Flores' death is still somewhat of a mystery. 

The 17-year-old Red Sox prospect arrived in Boston with his mother to be examined after complaining of lower back pain. A few days later he had passed away.

According to a report in the Boston Globe, a friend of Flores revealed that the catcher had been diagnosed with testicular cancer that had metastasized.

A friend of Flores, and trainer, Jose Salas Jr. told the Globe that entire tragedy came out of nowhere.

“When we saw it was bad, we did CT scans, X-rays, and stuff, and it was way too late, it was already too late,” Salas told the Globe Thursday night. “He was so strong that he wouldn’t feel pain. . . . There were no indications, nothing suspicious, no negligence, there was nothing. . . . I don’t know what to tell you.”

Salas also noted that all the tests conducted by the Red Sox after Flores agreed to a deal that included a $3.1 million signing bonus last July came back clean.

"No signs, no follow-ups, no nothing. . . . We did every little test and he was fine," Salas told the Globe.

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