Former MLB pitcher, Odalis Perez, died after he fell from a ladder in his Dominican Republic home on Thursday. He was just 43 years old.1
Odalis Perez made his MLB debut in 1998 with the Atlanta Braves where he served for 3 years before being traded to pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers until 2006. He then spent some time with the Kansas City Royals and retired at the age of 30 with the Washington Nationals where he was the first player to throw a pitch in their new stadium in 2008.
He made the All-Star team in 2002 after coming off a year of pitching 222+ games with a cumulative 3.00 ERA, which were the most and least in those categories of his career respectively.2
- Report: Ex-MLB pitcher Odalis Perez dies after accidental fall in Dominican Republic. sports.yahoo.com ↩︎
- Odalis Pérez. www.baseball-reference.com ↩︎