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Matt Pobereyko, a minor league pitcher who played in the Mets system in 2017 and 2018, has died at the age of 31. According to MLB insider Hector Gomez, Pobereyko passed away from a heart attack.
The Hammond, Indiana native made relief appearances at the Single-A, Double-A, and Triple-A levels during the 2018 campaign. Pobereyko also saw time in the Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins organizations during his career. He was pitching in Mexico at the time of his death and made an appearance on the bump as late as February 9, according to Getty.
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos and St. Paul Saints, two teams Pobereyko played for, shared the tragic news on social media over the weekend.
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“Words cannot express the grief and sorrow we feel today for Matt’s family, friends, teammates and his fans,” Sioux City Explorers manager Steve Montgomery said of his passing.
“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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Pobereyko played college baseball at Kentucky Wesleyan College where he posted an 11-4 record and an overall ERA of 1.4.
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