Mike Trout’s absence from the Los Angeles Angels clubhouse over the past few days has been felt. The injured outfielder was tending to a personal matter, with no other information being available.

The Angels and Trout reversed course on Wednesday and announced the reasoning for his absence. Sadly, it included a family tragedy. Trout’s brother-in-law, former Los Angeles Angels prospect Aaron Cox, passed away Wednesday morning.

Here’s a statement from Trout, his Wife, Jessica, and the families.