Red Sox release statement regarding the death of John Altobelli

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

Monday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox released a statement regarding the death of John Altobelli, who was one of nine victims in yesterday's helicopter crash in California.

The statement comes from chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom, reading in part "The Red Sox are devastated by the news of yesterday's tragic helicopter crash in Southern California. We are heartbroken for the victims and their families, including John Altobelli, father of Red Sox scout J.J. Altobelli, John's wife Keri, and their daughter Alyssa. John touched so many lives in his 27 years coaching at Orange Coach College, and we join the entire baseball community in mourning him."

You can read the Red Sox full statement below:

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A statement from Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom regarding the Altobelli family:

Those interested in donating to the GoFundMe page can do so here:

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Please join us in supporting the Altobelli family: https://t.co/j20YvjMfck We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. ❤️

There are multiple ties between the Altobelli family and the local area. John Altobelli was the field manager of the Cape League's Brewster Whitecaps from 2012-2014. His son J.J. is currently a scout in the Red Sox organization. John Altobelli is survived by his son J.J. and daughter Lexi.