“The Mets are so saddened to listen to of the loss to their household in the present day. Pedro Feliciano shall be remembered as a beloved member of the Mets group for his impression as an ideal teammate in addition to his popularity as one of the crucial aggressive, sturdy and dependable relievers throughout his time in Queens. Our ideas and prayers are with your entire Feliciano household. Relaxation in peace, Pedro.”
A pitching stalwart for the Mets, Feliciano pitched for the crew in a number of stints from 2002-10, and later in 2013. Nicknamed “Perpetual Pedro,” Feliciano led the league in appearances in three consecutive seasons from 2008-10 and is the final pitcher to throw in 90+ video games in a season.
“I by no means needed to name all the way down to the ‘pen to see if he was prepared,” former Mets supervisor Willie Randolph stated, per MLB.com. “He all the time was. I do know typically he needed to be drained, however he by no means tell us.”
Randolph added: “Forty-five is just too younger to die.”
In 2013, Feliciano revealed he was recognized with a uncommon genetic coronary heart situation that wasn’t thought-about life-threatening and wore a coronary heart monitor throughout spring coaching whereas on a minor league take care of the Mets.
Feliciano completed his profession with a 3.33 earned run common and ranks second in Mets historical past with 484 profession appearances, behind John Franco (695). He additionally represented Puerto Rico on the World Baseball Basic in 2006 and 2009.
“The Puerto Rico Baseball Federation, its president Dr. José Daniel Quiles and the Board of Administrators deeply mourn the dying of Pedro Feliciano,” the Puerto Rican Baseball Federation stated in a tweet on Monday.