Former New York Mets pitching prospect Matt Pobereyko, who most not too long ago performed in Mexico, died instantly of a coronary heart assault on Friday. He was 31.
News of Pobereyko’s passing was first reported by MLB insider Hector Gomez, however a number of of his former groups have since confirmed his dying.
“The Sioux City Explorers regretfully announce the passing of pitcher Matt Pobereyko on February 24, 2023,” the Iowa-based skilled minor league staff the place Pobereyko frolicked between 2019 and 2022, mentioned in a press release.
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“Words cannot express the grief and sorrow we feel today for Matt’s family, friends, teammates and his fans,” Explorers supervisor Steve Montgomery mentioned.
“He truly loved being an Explorer and being a part of this community. He was as fierce of a friend as he was as a competitor. We will miss him as a baseball player, but even more so as a friend.”
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Born on Christmas Eve in Hammond, Indiana, Pobereyko performed faculty baseball at Kentucky Wesleyan College earlier than signing a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016.
The right-handed pitcher first joined the Mets group in 2017 and spent a number of seasons within the minors. He additionally frolicked with the Miami Marlins group.
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Pobereyko had most not too long ago pitched within the Mexican League and Dominican Winter League this offseason, in response to the report.