Former Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonazalez dies in car accident
Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has died, the team confirmed Friday. The 34-year-old passed away Thursday in a car accident in his native Cuba, according to multiple reports.

The Phillies signed the highly-coveted Cuban right-hander in 2013 to a three-year deal, but arm injuries plagued his career and he made just six appearances at the big league level earning a 6.75 ERA over five and a third innings all in 2014. The Phillies released him in April of 2016.

The hard-throwing righty starred for the Cuban national team before defecting to El Salvador in 2013. He then moved to Mexico and received interest from nearly a dozen teams before signing with the Phillies.

"The Phillies are saddened to learn about the passing of former pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez," the team said in a statement via Twitter. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time."
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