José Capellán

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José Francisco Capellán

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Biographical Information[edit]

José Capellán was signed by scouts Julian Perez and Rene Francisco for the Atlanta Braves in August 1998. He made his pro debut with the DSL Braves the next summer.

Capellan was 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in the 2008 Caribbean Series. He started the finale for the Tigres del Licey but was yanked in the 4th inning in favor of Ramon Ortiz, who helped Licey win its 10th Caribbean Series with a relief gem.

Capellán was 5-3 with a 2.66 ERA in the 2009-10 Dominican League to earn him a contract with the Hanwha Eagles. Starting on Opening Day, he allowed 3 runs in 7 innings in a loss to the SK Wyverns.

He died at age 34 in 2015 at his home in Philadelphia, PA, victim of an apparent heart attack. His wife explained that he become addicted to the sleeping drug "Ambien", and that its abuse likely caused his heart failure at such a young age.

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