The death of American pitcher Matt Pobereyko of the Algodoneros de Guasave on Saturday afternoon sent Mexican baseball into a state of mourning this weekend.
The official Algodoneros account on social media confirmed Matt Pobereyko’s death at age 31, just a few weeks after he played for Mexico in the 2023 Caribbean series at the beginning of February.
The Sinaloan Club said, “We are shocked and saddened by the news that everyone at the Algodoneros de Guasave Baseball Club is praying for the eternal rest of our teammate Matt Pobereyko, who died this morning.”
Jorge Flores, one of Mexico’s runners-up in the Pacific League, wrote a post on Instagram minutes earlier about how sad he was about the death of his partner. “I’m still not convinced. “We’re going to miss you, Vikings,” he added.
Matt Pobereyko died of a heart attack.
Saraperos de Saltillo, who played with Pobereyko in the Mexican League, was sad about the Hoosier’s death and said that he died of a heart attack.
The late baseball player had a good 2023–2023 season in the Mexican Pacific League. He won six games and lost two, giving him an earned run average of 2.05 (ERA). Also, with the Guasave team, he came in second place.