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Pascual Perez killed by burglars

Perez was reportedly stabbed in the neck during the incident at his home in Bajos de Haina, around 10 miles west of the capital Santo Domingo, according to TMZ.com.

A statement from police in the Caribbean nation confirms several thugs attacked Perez inside his home and he was also struck in the head during the scuffle. The exact cause of death was not available as WENN went to press.

Pitcher Perez played for teams including the New York Yankees during his 11 years in Major League Baseball, and there is speculation he was murdered for his MLB pension payment, which he received on Wednesday (31Oct12).

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