Ex-MLB player Pedro Feliciano — who pitched for the New York Mets for 9 seasons — died on Sunday night, baseball analyst Eduardo Perez reported.
He was just 45 years old.
Perez did not reveal a cause of death for Feliciano … but the ESPN broadcaster did say the former reliever passed away in his sleep.
“He was a really good [baseball player] but a better person off the field,” Perez said. “He will be missed.”
Perez added Feliciano had been out jet skiing with his family earlier Sunday.
Feliciano was drafted by the Dodgers in 1995 and ultimately made his MLB debut for the Mets at 25 years old in 2002.
He went on to throw for the Mets until 2010 — and then signed a two-year deal with the Yankees, though he didn’t play for the Pinstripes in either 2011 or 2012 while battling injuries.
He eventually re-signed with the Mets in 2013, but didn’t log any more time in the Big Leagues following that season.
Feliciano revealed in ’13 he had been diagnosed with a rare medical condition — one in which he said doctors found he had a “little hole” in his heart. It’s unclear if that played any role in his death Sunday.
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