MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins say minor league pitcher Yorman Landa has died in Venezuela. He was 22.

The club did not say how he died, but local media reports say it was in a car accident in the state of Miranda.

The Twins said in a statement Saturday they are "deeply saddened by the heartbreaking loss."

Landa had been on the 40-man roster but was dropped after the season. The organization signed him to a minor league contract last week.

Landa pitched this season with Fort Meyers of the Class A Florida State League. He went 2-2 with seven saves and a 3.24 ERA in 41 2/3 innings. His career minor league ERA was 2.66.

Landa was signed by the Twins in 2010 as a 16-year-old from Santa Teresa, Venezuela.