Pedro Feliciano Dead, Former Mets Reliever at 45 – cause of death

According to ESPN’s Eduardo Perez, former Mets rescue player Pedro Feliciano died in his sleep last night. Perpetual Pedro is only 45 years old. From the 2006 to 2010 season, the former left-handed substitute played 408 games for the Mets, with a SR of 3.09. He wore the Mets jersey for all nine seasons of his major league career, during which time his ERA was 3.33. Feliciano was selected by the Dodgers in 1995 and was traded to the Mets in 2002. He last played in the St. Louis Cardinals’ farm system in 2014. Feliciano also played for Puerto Rico in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics.

Pedro Feliciano was one of my first favorite Mets. I was a fellow lefty, had just started playing baseball, and I thought it ruled that a guy that “threw with the wrong hand” like me could pitch almost every day, so that’s all I wanted to do — play as much as possible. RIP

Just found out that former #Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano passed away last night in his sleep. He was 45years young. He was a really good released but a better person off the field. He will be missed #Leones #Cangrejeros. He was jet skiing yesterday with his family. #sad

If you watched a Mets game from 2006-2010, you saw Pedro Feliciano pitch. It’s just what he did. If he was available, he pitched. No reliever in baseball has made more than 85 appearances in a season since Pedro made 88 and 92 appearances in 2009 and 2010.

“I just discovered that former metropolitan rebel Pedro Feliciano passed away last night while he was sleeping,” Perez wrote.

The left-hander made his major league debut with the Mets in 2002. In 2005, he played a season in Japan and returned to New York in 2006 through 2010. Then, injuries kept him away from the Grand Slam until 2013, when he reappeared in the Mets. That was his last season in the majors. In 2014 and 2015, he attempted to sign minor league contracts with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, respectively.

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