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Former Marlins pitcher dies in Venezuela because of lack of medication

Venezuela reopens border with Colombia for first time in almost a year

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are expected to cross the border to shop for food and medicine.
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Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are expected to cross the border to shop for food and medicine.

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.

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are expected to cross the border to shop for food and medicine.

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