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Justin Miller and Terry Mathews, former Marlins pitchers, pass away

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  • Justin Miller and Terry Mathews, former Marlins pitchers, pass away

    Justin Miller was only 35. He was a reliever for the Marlins in 2007 and 2008.

    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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    Mathews died last February at the age of 47, but his death was never reported here.

    SURPRISE, Ariz. - Former Ranger right-hander Terry Matthews, who pitched for the club in 1991-92, died Friday of a heart attack at the age of 47 in Menard, La.

    Matthews pitched his first two seasons in the majors and went 6-4 with a 4.61 ERA. He was 22-21 in parts of eight major league seasons from 1991-99. Mathews, who grew up in Alexandria, La., may be best remembered in Rangers' circles for a mammoth homer he gave up to Oakland's Jose Canseco on April 18, 1992 at Arlington Stadium. The two-run, eighth-inning homer into the teeth of a wind was mentioned as being one of the hardest hit balls some long-time observers had seen.
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