Former MLB pitcher Odalis Perez dead at 44

Former main league pitcher Odalis Perez died Thursday following an accident at his house within the Dominican Republic, in line with a number of media stories. He was 44.

Perez’s lawyer Walin Batista instructed ESPN the left-hander apparently fell from a ladder whereas he was alone at house. His brother discovered Perez after arriving on the home.

“We don’t know but the reason for his demise, however every thing appears to point Odalis slipped down a ladder,” Batista instructed ESPN. “This can be a tragedy.”

Perez spent 10 years within the majors, breaking in with Atlanta at age 20 in 1998. After three seasons with Atlanta, Perez joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as a part of a four-player commerce that despatched Gary Sheffield to the Braves.

In his first season in Los Angeles, 2002, Perez made the All-Star Recreation for the one time in his profession and completed the season with profession bests in wins (15), begins (32), ERA (3.00) and strikeouts (155). He additionally hit his lone profession house run that yr.

Perez completed his profession with a 73-82 file with a 4.46 ERA over 252 appearances (221 begins). He additionally frolicked with the Kansas Metropolis Royals (2006-07) and the Washington Nationals (2008).


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