Pedro Feliciano, former New York Mets pitcher, died at age 45: how did he die?
Professional baseball left-handed pitcher- Pedro Feliciano was found dead at his home, according to reports. The unexpected death of “Perpetuo Pedro” at the age of 45 made friends, and the ex-companions are in shock, he says: “too young to die”. He knows more below.
The unexpected death of Pedro Feliciano: Too young to die
The New York Mets verified the news and said:
“Today, the Mets family is heartbroken to learn of the loss of their family. Pedro Feliciano will always be remembered as a beloved member of the Mets organization. For the impression of him as a great teammate and 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 Perpetuo Pedro family. Rest in peace Peter.”
“Perpetuo Pedro” – the nickname Gary Cohen earned from his impressive performances in many leagues. He was found dead in Puerto Rico at his home while he slept on Monday.
New York Mets star player David Wright also said, “In all my years in baseball, I’ve never seen a left-handed relief specialist make such an impression on our clubhouse. Pedro had a great personality.”
Journey of Perpetual Pedro
Pedro has pitched 484 games overall, the second-most on the New York Met roster behind John Franco’s 695. He worked a total of 383 2/3 innings. Feliciano reached the majors in appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2010. From 2007 to 2010, the Major League Baseball record, Pedro made 344 relief appearances during those four consecutive years.
In 2013, on January 21, Feliciano signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets
. Later, it was reported that Feliciano had a torn anterior capsule. Also, a rotator cuff in his left shoulder required surgery, ending his 2011 season. But, Feliciano in; the 2012 season proved on the 60-day disabled list that it would be possible to continue recovering from his shoulder surgery in 2011.
In spring training, doctors found a small hole on the outside of his heart. She was reportedly diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called left ventricular non-compaction. It was caused by the lack of development of the myocardium from birth. Pedro wore a heart monitor when he started pitching in exhibition games later that spring. Feliciano went 0-2 with a 3.97 ERA in 25 games last major league season.