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Jim Fregosi, Frank Castillo and Justin Miller, former Blue Jays figures, pass away

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  • Jim Fregosi, Frank Castillo and Justin Miller, former Blue Jays figures, pass away

    Jim Fregosi managed the Blue Jays to two winning seasons in 1999 and 2000. He skippered such notables as Roy Halladay, David Wells and Carlos Delgado.

    Former Toronto Blue Jays manager Jim Fregosi died after suffering a stroke on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

    Fregosi suffered the stroke on a Major League Baseball alumni cruise, and was transported from the Cayman Islands to Miami.
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    Frank Castillo died in July of last year, but his death was not reported in this forum. He was a starter for the Blue Jays in 2000 - under Jim Fregosi - and had perhaps the best year of his career. He went 10-5 with a 3.59 ERA and 142 ERA+ in 25 appearances.

    Former Cubs pitcher and minor league coach Frank Castillo died Sunday in Bartlett Lake near Phoenix, his family announced. He was 44.

    The 13-year major league veteran drowned while swimming in the lake.
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    Justin Miller also died last year, but like Castillo's above, his passing was not reported here. Miller pitched for the Blue Jays in 2002 and from 2004 to 2005. In 2002, he was 9-5 in 25 games.

    Justin Miller, who spent parts of seven seasons in the majors, most recently with the Dodgers in 2010, was found dead in his Palm Harbor, Fla., home at the age of 35, the Tampa Bay Times reports. A spokesperson for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says authorities are investigating but that a cause of death has not yet been determined.
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    Thanks for the update, Cowtipper.
    Check out my Canadian baseball history blog called "Cooperstowners in Canada":


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