Former Dodger Odalis Pérez Has Died At The Age Of 44

It has been reported that former Dodger Odalis Pérez has died at the age of 44.

According to Hector Gomez, former MLB pitcher Odalis Pérez was found dead at his home. According to reports, Pérez suffered a blow to the head after falling from a ladder. Pérez played for Braves, Dodgers, Ronald and Nationals. In 2002 was selected to the All Star Game.

Perez made his major league debut in 1998 with the Atlanta Braves. He was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2001 and earned his lone trip to the All-Star Game the following year. Perez put together a 15-10 record with a 3.00 ERA in 32 starts that season.

The Dodgers traded Perez to the Kansas City Royals in 2006. The lefthander later joined the Washington Nationals on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training in 2008. The Nationals then elevated Perez to their Opening Day starter that season. It was the first game in Nationals Park, making Perez the first to ever throw a pitch in the stadium.

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