According to reports from two Spanish newspapers, former MLB pitcher Pascual Perez was killed in a home invasion in the Dominican Republic. Perez was in his home when he robbers came in with machetes and it is believed that money was the motive for the robbery.
From Dominican Today:
Perez received his Major League Baseball pension money yesterday, and the likely motive for the fatal assault and a stab wound to the neck. He was reportedly suffering from an ailment at the time of the attack.
Perez, 55, who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos, played the last two seasons of his career with New York Yankees. He was selected for the All-Star game once in 1983 and his career record was 67-68 with 3.44 ERA and 882 strikeouts.