Report: Former pitcher Jose Lima dies of heart attack
Former All-Star pitcher Jose Lima died Sunday after suffering a major heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 37 years old.
The news was first reported by ESPNdeportes.com.
Lima began his MLB career in 1994 with the Detroit Tigers and spent 13 years playing for the Tigers, Astros, Royals, Dodgers, and Mets. He ended his career with an 89-102 record.
He had his best year in 1999 when he won 21 games for the Astros and made the All-Star Game.
But Lima struggled in the final years of his career, playing his last major-league games in 2006 with the Mets. He had a 0-4 record with New York that season with a 9.87 ERA.
He spent the 2008 season with the KIA Tigers in Korean Baseball League and played the past two years in the Golden Baseball League for the Long Beach Armada and Edmonton Capitals.