Marcos Carvajal, who had a brief stint with the Miami Marlins, died Wednesday in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela, because of a pneumonia that was not treated in time because of lack of medication.
According to press reports from that nation, Carvajal could not receive the medicines to treat pneumonia that had been afflicting him in recent days and his body could not withstand the disease. He was 34.
Carvajal, who debuted with the Colorado Rockies in 2005, pitched four innings for the Marlins in 2007.
After his retirement from baseball, the right-hander was working in his native Ciudad Bolivar with his family.