Pedro Feliciano, former Major League Baseball pitcher, dies

Pedro Feliciano, a former Puerto Rican pitcher who served for nine years with the New York Mets in the majors, he passed away.

Also former Major League Baseball player, Eduardo Pérez, posted the news on his Twitter profile. The news was confirmed to this newspaper by multiple sources.

“I just found out that former Mets interviewer Pedro Feliciano passed away last night in his sleep,” Perez posted.

Feliciano was 45 years old.

The Puerto Rican, a native of Río Piedras, was chosen by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1995 draw in the 31st round. He was unable to make his debut with the Dodgers in the Majors and in 2001 he signed with the Cincinnati Reds as a free agent. In August 2002, he was traded from the Reds to the Mets.

The left-hander made his major league debut in 2002 with the Mets. In 2005, he played for a season in Japan before returning to the ranks of New York in 2006, where he was until 2010. Then, injuries kept him away from the majors until 2013, when he reappeared with the Mets. . That was his last season in the majors. In 2014 and 2015 he tried to return with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, respectively, signing minor league contracts.

In all, in nine seasons in the majors, he appeared in 484 games with 383.2 innings pitched. He had a 22-21 balance with a 3.33 ERA.

In New York, Feliciano was one of the most trusted arms, which earned him the nickname “Perpetual Pedro.”

In 2013, Feliciano announced that had been diagnosed with a small “hole” on the outside of your heart.

Feliciano was also part of the Puerto Rico team pitching staff in the 2006 and 2009 editions of the World Baseball Classic. In addition, he had an outstanding career in Puerto Rican winter baseball.

The Puerto Rico Baseball Federation published a message on social networks lamenting the death of Feliciano.

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Pedro Feliciano, former Major League Baseball pitcher, dies