All-Star pitcher killed in the Dominican Republic

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Former Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher Pascual Perez, 55, was fatally stabbed during a robbery in his home in the Dominican Republic at approximately 12 a.m., reports the Associated Press.

Perez, who was named to the MLB All-Star team in 1983, played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, Montreal Expos and New York Yankees during his professional baseball career, which spanned from 1980 to 1991. He ran into trouble with the law after being arrested for cocaine possession in 1984 and was suspended from the league.

Perez subsequently failed drug tests in 1992, which led to the termination of his contract with the New York Yankees.

He played one season in China in 1996, but did not return to professional baseball afterwards.

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