Pedro Feliciano, former Mets reliever, dead at 45.
Former Mets relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano died in his sleep on Sunday night, according to ESPN’s Eduardo Perez.
Feliciano, 45, had a nine-year MLB career, all with the Mets. The left-hander was a native of Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico.
He was drafted by the Dodgers in 1995 and floated through systems in Los Angeles, Cincinnati, New York and Japan before landing with the Mets for a third time in 2006.
Pedro Feliciano Dead at 45
Pedro Feliciano passed away at the age of 45 on Sunday night.
After making the team out of spring training, Feliciano became a key lefty specialist for the team, leading the majors in games pitched in 2008 with 86. He ranks second in franchise history in games pitched with 459, behind John Franco.
Pedro Feliciano Passed Away
Though Feliciano signed with the Yankees ahead of the 2011 season, shoulder injuries ended his year before it began. He also failed to play for the Yankees in 2012, then re-signed with the Mets in 2013 for what would ultimately be his last big-league season.
Pedro Feliciano Cause of death
The cause of death is unknown as of now. Feliciano was jet-skiing with his family on Sunday, according to Perez.
In 2013, Feliciano said he had a small “hole” in the exterior of his heart, but he was told the situation was not life-threatening.