Ex-Met lefty Feliciano, led MLB 3 times in games, dies at 45

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FILE – New York Mets relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano throws during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Former Mets reliever Feliciano, who pitched so often he earned the nickname “Perpetual Pedro,” has died. He was 45. Friends and former teammates told the Mets that Feliciano was found dead in his sleep Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at home in Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

NEW YORK — Former New York Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano, who pitched so often he earned the nickname “Perpetual Pedro,” has died. He was 45.

Friends and former teammates told the Mets that Feliciano was found dead in his sleep Monday at home in Puerto Rico.

The left-hander led the majors in appearances for three straight years, pitching 86 games in 2008, 88 in 2009 and a whopping 92 times in 2010.

Feliciano was 22-21 with four saves and a 3.33 ERA, all with the Mets, in a nine-year career that stretched from 2002-13.

He pitched 484 games overall, second most on the Mets’ list behind John Franco’s 695.

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