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Former Mets Pitching Prospect Matt Pobereyko Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack at 31

Minor League baseball player and one-time Mets pitching prospect Matt Pobereyko died suddenly of a heart attack on Friday. He was only 31.

The news was first reported by MLB insider Hector Gomez who noted that Pobereyko pitched in the Mexican League and Dominican Winter League this offseason.

Former Mets minor league pitcher Matt Pobereyko passed away at the age of 31 due to a heart attack. He had pitched in the Mexican League and Dominican Winter League this offseason. — Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) February 26, 2023

Several of the U.S. Minor League teams he played for also announced the passing.

It is with a heavy heart that we learned of the passing of former Saints pitcher ('20) Matt Pobereyko. He was an incredible teammate and fierce competitor, but an even nicer person. He will be missed by all that knew him. We send our love to his family and friends. — St. Paul Saints (@StPaulSaints) February 26, 2023

The Blue Wahoos join the baseball community in mourning the passing of Matt Pobereyko. A member of our 2021 team, Matt was beloved on and off the field. Our prayers and love are with his family, friends, and teammates. — Pensacola Blue Wahoos (@BlueWahoosBBall) February 26, 2023

We mourn the loss of Matt Pobereyko. A great baseball player and an even better person. RIP Pobo Read more about Pobereyko's impact on the X's: — Sioux City Explorers (@SiouxCityXs) February 26, 2023

Pobereyko started his life of baseball at Kentucky Wesleyan College before going on to sign a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016. The next year he joined the Mets Minor League program. He also spent time with the Miami Marlins.

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