Rubén Quevedo, Venezuelan baseball player, Died at 37


Rubén Eduardo Quevedo was born on January 5, 1979, and died on June 7, 2016.

He was a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher.

Rubén played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs (2000) and Milwaukee Brewers (2001–03).

In 1995, Rubén Quevedo was signed as an international free agent by the Atlanta Braves and was traded to the Cubs in 1999.

Rubén Quevedo played with the Cubs in 2000 and was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2001 for right-handed pitcher David Weathers.

Following three years with Milwaukee, Quevedo signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles in 2004.

Rubén Quevedo appeared in one game for Baltimore’s AA affiliate, the Bowie Baysox.

His most effective pitch was his changeup, which he threw with the same arm motion as his 89 MPH fastball, and his slider and curve were average.

Ruben had allowed a significant number of fly balls, resulting in a high number of home runs allowed.

His four-year MLB career, Quevedo posted a 14–30 record with 237 strikeouts and a 6.15 ERA in 326.1 innings.

In the minor league, he was named an AAA all-star in 2001 while pitching for the Iowa Cubs.

He died of a heart attack.

Rubén Quevedo passed away at 37 yrs old.