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05/23/2010

Former Dodgers pitcher Jose Lima dies at 37 [Updated]

May 23, 2010 | 10:53 am

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Former Dodgers pitcher Jose Lima has died, the team said Sunday. He was 37.

[Updated at 12:51 p.m.: Lima died Sunday at his Pasadena home, Dan Evans, his agent, told The Times on Sunday. Lt. Chris Russ of the Pasadena Police Department said Lima was transported Sunday morning to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The circumstances are being investigated, which is routine in such cases. Evans said Lima had been out with his family Saturday night and had gone dancing, exhibiting no signs of ill health.]

Lima died Sunday of an apparent heart attack, according to Aguilas Cibaenas, his winter ball team in the Dominican Republic.

Lima had his best season in 1999, when he went 21-10 for the National League Central champion Houston Astros. Lima won 13 games with the Dodgers in 2004.

He also played for the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and New York Mets.

We'll have more later at latimes.com/obituaries.

-- Associated Press

Photo: Jose Lima in 2004. Credit: Associated Press

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