Former New York Mets pitching imaginable Matt Pobereyko, who astir precocious played successful Mexico, died abruptly of a bosom onslaught connected Friday. He was 31.
News of Pobereyko’s passing was first reported by MLB insider Hector Gomez, but respective of his erstwhile teams person since confirmed his death.
"The Sioux City Explorers regretfully denote nan passing of pitcher Matt Pobereyko connected February 24, 2023," nan Iowa-based professional insignificant convention team wherever Pobereyko spent clip betwixt 2019 and 2022, said successful a statement.
Mexico's Caneros de Los Mochis pitcher Matt Pobereyko throws nan shot during their Caribbean Series semifinal crippled against nan Dominican Republic's Tigres de Licey astatine nan Forum La Guaira stadium connected Feb. 9, 2023. (YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images)
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"Words cannot definitive nan condolences and sorrow we consciousness coming for Matt’s family, friends, teammates and his fans," Explorers head Steve Montgomery said.
"He genuinely loved being an Explorer and being a portion of this community. He was arsenic fierce of a friend arsenic he was arsenic a competitor. We will miss him arsenic a shot player, but moreover much truthful arsenic a friend."
A wide position of nan MLB logo connected nan on-deck circle during nan crippled betwixt nan New York Mets and nan Cincinnati Reds astatine Great American Ball Park connected July 5, 2022 successful Cincinnati. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Born connected Christmas Eve successful Hammond, Indiana, Pobereyko played assemblage shot astatine Kentucky Wesleyan College earlier signing a insignificant convention statement pinch nan Arizona Diamondbacks successful 2016.
The right-handed pitcher first joined nan Mets statement successful 2017 and spent respective seasons successful nan minors. He besides spent clip pinch nan Miami Marlins organization.
Baseball: New York Mets logo displayed connected a bat sleeve vs Washington Nationals astatine Nationals Park. (Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)
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Pobereyko had astir precocious sounded successful nan Mexican League and Dominican Winter League this offseason, according to nan report.