Red Sox Mourn The Death Of Blake Swihart's Adopted Younger Brother, Ex-College Football Player Romell Jordan
Tragedy struck the Red Sox this morning, as word quickly spread that a certain player was going through a family emergency:
Some people anticipated that it was Blake Swihart at the heart of the matter, since his name had been scratched out of the Sox's lineup for one of their two games this afternoon.
Unfortunately, those people were right, as the team did indeed announce it was Swihart who suffered the loss of his 23-year-old brother, Romell Jordan:
Jordan was taken in by the Swihart family while in high school, and went on to play college football as a running back for the University of New Mexico Lobos during the 2014, 2015, and 2017 seasons.
Manager Alex Cora met addressed the media before any details came out, saying it was going to be "a tough day" for the team.
As expected, Swihart has left the team to be with his family during this difficult time.
Rest in peace, Romell!