SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Police in the Dominican Republic say former major league pitcher Pascual Perez has been killed during an apparent home invasion robbery.
A statement from police in the Caribbean country reports that several individuals attacked Perez inside his home in a town west of the capital. He had been struck in the head but the cause of death has not yet been released. No suspects are in custody.
The 55-year-old Perez last played in the major leagues as a right-hander for the Yankees in 1991. He was suspended in March 1992 following two positive tests for cocaine. In recent years, he had been suffering from kidney problems.
He made his major league debut in 1980 with the Pirates and played 11 seasons, including stints with the Braves and Expos.