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MLB: Former Mets LHP Pedro Feliciano dies at 45

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Former longtime New York Mets relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano died suddenly at the age of 45, the team confirmed Monday.

ESPN baseball analyst Eduardo Perez said Feliciano died in his sleep overnight after a day of jet skiing with his family.

No other details have been released.

Feliciano pitched nine seasons for the Mets, finishing 22-21 with a 3.33 ERA in 484 appearances. He went 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in six postseason appearances in 2006. His final appearance for the Mets came in September 2013 at the age of 37.

“The Mets are so saddened to hear of the loss to their family today,” the team said in a statement. “Pedro Feliciano will be remembered as a beloved member of the Mets organization for his impact as a great teammate as well as his reputation as one of the most competitive, durable and reliable relievers during his time in Queens. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Feliciano family. Rest in peace, Pedro.”

Feliciano was born Aug. 25, 1976, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He was selected in the 31st round of the 1995 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He made his MLB debut on Sept. 4, 2002, with the Mets.

–Field Level Media

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