According to Perez, Feliciano — who had been jet skiing with his family on Sunday — died in his sleep.
Feliciano had three separate stints with the Mets during his major league career, with New York being the only team he pitched for in the majors.
After debuting with the Mets in 2002 and pitching with them through 2004, Feliciano’s contract was sold by the Mets to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League, which is where Feliciano spent the 2005 season.
Feliciano returned to the Mets in 2006 and was one of their most valuable relievers over the next five seasons.
Nicknamed “Perpetual Pedro,” Feliciano led the league in appearances in 2008 (86 games), 2009 (88), and 2010 (92).
Following the 2010 season, Feliciano signed a two-year deal with the Yankees, but never pitched for them due to a shoulder injury.
Feliciano returned to the Mets in 2013 and tossed 11.1 innings before retiring after the season.
During his nine-year career, Feliciano had a 3.33 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with 350 strikeouts in 383.2 innings over 484 appearances.
Feliciano’s 484 games pitched for the Mets ranks second on the team’s all-time list, behind only John Franco‘s 695.