Former Mets Minor League Pitcher Matt Pobereyko Dead At 31
Matt Pobereyko, who pitched for the Mets’ minor league system in addition to quite a lot of groups all through his profession, has died. He was 31.
The Mexican Pacific League, the place Pobereyko lately pitched, confirmed his death in a tweet over the weekend.
On Feb. 25, Pobereyko’s girlfriend discovered him “unresponsive on his kitchen floor” in his dwelling close to Chicago, Warrenville Police Chief Sam Bonilla stated in a press release to NBC News.
Pobereyko was pronounced useless on the scene. Bonilla added that police didn’t discover any “suspicious circumstances” and that an post-mortem report “did not reveal anything further.”
The pitcher’s brother, Daniel Pobereyko, informed NBC on Monday that the 31-year-old’s sudden loss of life got here as a shock to his household — and that he had “seemed to be perfectly fine” after they noticed one another earlier within the week.
“He just dropped, and that’s all we know,” Daniel Pobereyko stated. “We don’t know. There’s nothing outstanding on the autopsy. But from what I understand, he would have gotten a clean bill of health if he had a pulse.”
The DuPage County Coroner’s Office informed NBC that an official reason for loss of life gained’t be decided for about eight extra weeks.
Pobereyko started his baseball profession as a student-athlete at Kentucky Wesleyan College earlier than becoming a member of Minor League Baseball in 2016. He pitched within the Mets minor league system in 2017 and 2018, per Sports Illustrated. He additionally hung out within the Marlins and Diamondbacks organizations.
“We mourn the loss of Matt Pobereyko,” the Sioux City Explorers, an impartial league group, tweeted. “A great baseball player and an even better person. RIP Pobo.”
The St. Paul Saints Baseball Club additionally honored him on Twitter over the weekend.
“He was an incredible teammate and fierce competitor, but an even nicer person,” the group stated. “He will be missed by all that knew him.”