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    Default Jose Lima has passed away

    Lima, 37, died of heart attack, wife says

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    By Enrique Rojas

    NEW YORK -- Former All-Star right-hander Jose Lima died Sunday morning at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 37.

    The cause of death was ruled a heart attack, according to his wife, Dorca Astacio.

    "Jose was complaining while sleeping and I just thought he was having a nightmare," Astacio told "I called the paramedics, but they couldn't help him."

    Lima was 89-102 in 13 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets.

    He was selected to the All-Star Game with Houston in 1999, when he won a career-high 21 games. He didn't return to the major leagues after being released by the Mets in 2006, when he posted a 0-4 record.

    Last winter, Lima played for the Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Republic and had announced plans to do the same in the upcoming

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    That dude was so intense all the time. After that '99 season, he just didn't have it anymore for some reason. RIP...

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