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Dodgers News: Former LA All-Star Odalis Perez Dies at 43

Amid the great news of the end of the MLB lockout for baseball fans, heartbreaking news came out of the Dominican Republic on Thursday where MLB insider Hector Gomez reported the passing of former Dodgers pitcher Odalis Perez. According to Gomez, Perez fell from a ladder at his home, suffering a fatal head injury.

The left-hander pitched 10 years at the big league level, five of which came with the Dodgers. In Los Angeles, he posted the best numbers of his career, recording a 45-40 record with a 3.94 ERA over 132 games (120 starts). His lifetime record was 73-82 with a career 4.46 ERA. After debuting as a 20-year-old, Perez spent time with the Atlanta Braves, LA, the Kansas City Royals, and the Washington Nationals from 1998-2008.

The Dodgers’ official Twitter account shared their condolences for the former All-Star.

He was just 43 years old.


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