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Former New York Mets’ pitcher Pedro Feliciano dies at 45

Aug 5, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; A detailed view of the cap and mitt of New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (not pictured) on the dugout steps prior the the game against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 5, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; A detailed view of the cap and mitt of New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (not pictured) on the dugout steps prior the the game against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Former longtime New York Mets relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano died suddenly at the age of 45, ESPN reported Monday.

Network baseball analyst Eduardo Perez said Feliciano died in his sleep overnight after a day of jet skiing with his family.

No other details have been released.

Feliciano pitched nine seasons for the Mets, finishing 22-21 with a 3.33 ERA in 484 appearances. He went 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in six postseason appearances in 2006. His final appearance for the Mets came in September 2013 at the age of 37.

Feliciano was born Aug. 25, 1976, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He was selected in the 31st round of the 1995 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He made his MLB debut on Sept. 4, 2002, with the Mets.

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