Former Mets left-handed pitcher Pedro Feliciano died on Sunday, the Puerto Rican Baseball Federation announced Monday. He was 45-years-old.
“The Mets are so saddened to listen to of the loss to their household at present,” the crew stated in an announcement. “Pedro Feliciano shall be remembered as a beloved member of the Mets group for his impression as a fantastic teammate in addition to his fame as probably the most aggressive, sturdy and dependable relievers throughout his time in Queens. Our ideas and prayers are with the complete Feliciano household. Relaxation in peace, Pedro.”
Feliciano was a Thirty first-round choose of the Dodgers within the 1995 MLB draft and labored his manner by way of the minor leagues earlier than making his MLB debut in 2002. Over 9 seasons with the Mets, he grew to become one of many crew’s most-used relievers and led the league in appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
For his profession, Feliciano recorded a 22–21 document, recording a 3.33 ERA in additional than 380 innings pitched.
Feliciano final pitched in 2013 when he was identified with an irregular heartbeat. He later signed with the Cardinals and Cubs however by no means made an MLB look with both group.