Lefthander Mason Felt, the Reds' fifth-round pick in 2012, is in critical condition after a one-car accident that cost the life of his father. According to the report in the San Angelo Standard-Times, Felt was driving a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck on U.S. Interstate 10 just outside of Ozona, Texas Saturday morning. The truck slid off onto the shoulder of the road. The truck then returned to the road, crossed over the two lanes and into the median, where the truck overturned.
Felt's father, Richard Lee Felt, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mason Felt was taken to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas.
Felt, an Oregon State signee, signed with the Reds quickly after the June draft. He has yet to make his pro debut as he spent the summer recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Reds' spokesman Rob Butcher said that since the accident the Reds' player development department and the minor league medical staff have been in contact with the hospital, San Angelo Police Department and Mason's mother.