Former MLB pitcher Odalis Perez dies from heart attack in DR at age 44

The Atlanta Braves family lost a member Thursday when Odalis Perez, 44, died after a heart attack at his home in the Dominican Republic.

Hector Gomez initially reported the former Atlanta Braves pitcher passed away due to a fall from a ladder but later found that Perez had suffered a heart attack.

Atlanta signed Perez as a 16-year–old international free agent in 1994.

Perez made his major league debut in 1998 with the Atlanta Braves. He was traded three years later to the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he spent five seasons and earned his only selection to the All-Star Game.

Perez, who also played for the Kansas City Royals and the Washington Nationals, had a 73-82 career record with a 4.46 ERA in 1,335 innings.

RIP Odalis Pérez (June 11, 1977 – March 10, 2022)

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