Former New York Yankee Pascual Perez killed in apparent home invasion, police say

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(CBS/AP) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Police in the Dominican Republic say former major league pitcher and New York Yankee Pascual Perez was killed in his home during an apparent robbery.

A statement from police in the Caribbean country says Perez was attacked by several people inside his home in a town west of the capital. He was struck in the head but the cause of death has not been released. So far, no suspects are in custody.

The 55-year-old Perez last played in the majors with the New York Yankees in 1991. He was suspended in 1992 following two positive tests for cocaine. In recent years, he has had kidney problems.

Perez made his major league debut in 1980 with the Pirates and played 11 seasons, including stints with the Braves and Expos.