Former major league pitcher Jose Capellan died Tuesday from an apparent heart attack at his home in Philadelphia, his wife told ESPNdeportes.com. He was 34.
Capellan’s funeral will be held next week in his hometown, Cotuí, in the northern region of the Dominican Republic.
Capellan played parts of five seasons in the majors with the Braves, Brewers, Tigers and Rockies from 2004 to 2008. He went 5-7 with a 5.89 ERA in 99 games.
Capellan also played in Korea and the Dominican Republic Winter League with Gigantes del Cibao and Toros del Este. His last appearance in professional baseball was with Toros in the 2013-14 winter season.