Odalis Amadol Pérez, a Dominican professional baseball starting pitcher who lasted 11 seasons in the major leagues, died in an accident at his Dominican Republic home.
According to his attorney Walin Batista, Odalis Pérez died on Thursday, at the age of 44 years.
Perez’s death was confirmed by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a statement. “The Los Angeles Dodgers grieve the loss of Odalis Perez, a former pitcher and All-Star in 2002. Our hearts go out to his family and friends “According to the group.
The Los Angeles Dodgers mourn the passing of former pitcher and 2002 All-Star Odalis Pérez. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/abX1cgUNNP
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 11, 2022
Perez’s lawyer told ESPN that Perez was alone at home when he fell from a ladder.
“Cristian Perez, his brother, arrived at the house at 7 p.m. and discovered Odalis laying in the courtyard. We don’t know what caused Odalis’ death yet, but everything points to him falling down a ladder. This is a calamity “According to attorney Batista.
During his career, Perez played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, and Washington Nationals. In 2002, he was an All-Star pitcher for the Dodgers, going 15-10 with a 3.00 ERA and 155 strikeouts in 32 games.
In 2008, he made his last start for the Nationals. With a 4.34 ERA and 119 strikeouts, he made 30 starts for Washington.
He had supposedly signed a minor league contract with the organization for the 2009 season, but he did not report to camp because he hoped to land a major league deal. He never pitched again in the big leagues.