Washington Nationals Prospect Dead At 18
Washington Nationals prospect Yewri Guillen was laid to rest Saturday while the team tried to figure out how the 18-year-old shortstop contracted the bacterial meningitis that killed him. Guillen was buried in a Nigua cemetery near the small home he shared with his father and two sisters. The Lerners, owners of the Nationals, said they would pay for the funeral and Nationals players donated money to help Guillen’s family.
Guillen died Thursday, after first showing symptoms of the disease Monday, according to the Nationals medical director and is trying to determine how he came down with the disease.