Matt Pobereyko Death: Obituary, Cause Of Death, Funeral

American pitcher Matt Pobereyko, who within the first 10 days of February pitched in two games in the Caribbean Series while playing for Mexico, died Saturday of a heart attack at the age of 31.

The Algodoneros de Guasave, his winter team in the Mexican Pacific League, and the Saraperos de Saltillo, the team with which he had a contract to play this summer in the Mexican Baseball League, made the announcement of his death.

Pobereyko signed with the Saraperos in December but was no longer able to make his debut in the season that begins in April.

“We inform you of the sensitive death of our pitcher Matt Pobereyko, which occurred today at his home in the United States,” Algodoneros reported on their social networks. “With the dismay and surprise that this sad news causes us, all the staff of the Guasave Cotton Baseball Club join together to raise prayers for the eternal rest of our partner Matt Pobereyko”

“The board of directors, players, and coaching staff of the Saraperos de Saltillo regret the death of our player Matt Pobereyko, who died of a heart attack,” the team said on its Twitter account.

Neither team provided further details about the death. The family may provide information on funeral services in the future.

Pobereyko, originally from Hammond, Indiana, was on the minor league teams of the Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets, and Miami Marlins. In the Mexican Summer League, he also played with Bravos de León.

In the winter league, his last team was the Algodoneros and he was the strikeout leader last season. He was also part of the Mexican team that recently played in the Caribbean Series, where he pitched against Curacao and the Dominican Republic, suffering two losses.

Los Algodoneros reported that the player died at his home in the United States and they plan a tribute at their stadium on Sunday at noon.

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