Jason Owens,Yahoo Sports•August 27, 2019

The wife and child of Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Blake Bivens were killed in a triple homicide in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on Tuesday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports.

Bivens’s wife’s 18-year-old brother Matthew Thomas Bernard, of Keeling, Virginia, has been charged in all three murders, according to the report. The identity of the third victim was not noted in the report.

Bivens, 24, plays for the Montgomery Biscuits in Alabama. The Biscuits canceled their scheduled double-header against the Chattanooga lookouts citing a “tragic event within the Biscuits family.”

Suspect arrested after manhunt

Police have not named the victims in the murders and did not speculate on motivation. Authorities arrested Bernard, who was nude at the time, after a manhunt and a short foot chase, according to the report.

The Rays selected Bivens in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB draft out of high school. He’s 4-0 with a 3.95 ERA and one save while working primarily as a relief pitcher this season.