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Jose Lima | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (45) / 9/30/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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According to Enrique Rojas of, an autopsy report suggests that Jose Lima likely died of heart failure.
His body tested positive for for moderate levels of alcohol, however there were no traces of illegal substances in his system. "Now Jose will be able to rest in peace," Lima's widow Dorca Astacio told Rojas. "Those of us who loved Jose have not only suffered his death, but also the quick judgments lashed out by many people about the supposed reasons for his death." Lima was found dead in his home on May 23. He was 37 years old. Thu, Sep 9, 2010 03:35:00 PM

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ESPNDeportes reports that former major leaguer Jose Lima has died of a massive heart attack at his home in Los Angeles.

Lima played for six major league teams over the course of his 13-year career. His career record was 89-102 with a 5.26 ERA and a WHIP of 1.38. He was 37 years old.
Sun, May 23, 2010 12:36:00 PM

Free agent Jose Lima reportedly is close to signing with the Kia Tigers of Korea.

The 35-year-old Lima last pitched in the majors with the Mets in July 2006. He went 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA in 10 starts in the Dominican Winter League.
Sun, Jan 6, 2008 04:56:00 AM

Mets designated RHP Jose Lima for assignment.

Maybe this isn't the end of Lima's career in the majors, but it's doubtful that he'll find himself in a Mets uniform ever again. Even if the club gets desperate again, there are some lesser names in Double- and Triple-A more worthy of the opportunity.
Fri, Jul 7, 2006 11:40:00 PM

Jose Lima was rocked for seven runs -- five earned -- in just three-plus innings of work against the Marlins on Friday.

Lima time hasn't been too fun for Mets fans this season as the right-hander will likely fall to 0-4 with a 9.87 ERA in four starts with the big club this season. The club would be better off starting whoever throws the hardest at the five-dollar radar gun outside the stadium on gameday than ever giving Lima another outing. He'll probably head back to the minors after the game.
Fri, Jul 7, 2006 08:23:00 PM

Jose Lima, who had his contract purchased on Tuesday, is expected to start Friday's game against the Marlins.

Johm Maine and Mike Pelfrey will then start in Saturday's doubleheader, though not necessarily in that order. It should go without saying, but Lima is to be avoided in NL-only leagues.
Thu, Jul 6, 2006 08:30:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of pitcher Jose Lima from Triple-A Norfolk.

Lima gave up 15 runs in 14 1/3 innings during his first stint with the Mets. He probably won't be much better this time.
Tue, Jul 4, 2006 01:26:00 PM

The New York Daily News is reporting that the Mets will recall Jose Lima on Tuesday.

Lima could join the Mets' over-worked bullpen or he might make a spot start for the team. Either way he will have zero fantasy value.
Tue, Jul 4, 2006 09:37:00 AM

Mets designated RHP Jose Lima for assignment.

It appears that the Mets will haul up a reliever for Saturday's game. Evan MacLane and Alay Soler look like a couple of the possibilities to enter the rotation in place of Lima next week. Lima gave up 15 runs in 14 1/3 innings in his three starts for the Mets.
Fri, May 19, 2006 11:24:00 PM

Jose Lima surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in 4 2/3 innings of work against the Cardinals on Thursday to fall to 0-3 on the season.

Lima has given up 15 runs in 14 1/3 innings over three starts as Brian Bannister's replacement in the rotation. He'll be removed from the rotation as soon as some of the Mets' starting pitchers get healthy.
Thu, May 18, 2006 05:33:00 PM

Jose Lima has been officially announced as the Mets' starting pitcher for Thursday's game against St. Louis.

This will likely be the last start Lima makes for the Mets for awhile. Brian Bannister is expected to return from the disabled list to take his next turn in the rotation.
Wed, May 17, 2006 10:42:00 AM

The Mets are expected to announce that Jose Lima will start Thursday's game against St. Louis.

By starting Lima the Mets would give Brian Bannister extra time to rehab his injured hamstring and also give Pedro Martinez an additional day between starts.
Source: Newsday
Tue, May 16, 2006 10:26:00 AM

With Brian Bannister expected to return soon, Jose Lima's short-term tenure in the starting rotation is likely over.

He allowed five runs on four hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings as his ERA rose to 9.31. He had surrendered five runs on seven hits and four walks in five innings in his Mets debut Sunday against Atlanta in Flushing.
Sat, May 13, 2006 10:21:00 AM

Jose Lima worked 4 2/3 innings and gave up five runs against the Brewers Friday in his second start since joining the Mets.

Lima is 0-2 with a 9.31 ERA. The Mets should have waited until Saturday to start him, as Jeremi Gonzalez is going to be the better choice to act as the club's fifth starter after Brian Bannister returns.
Fri, May 12, 2006 11:53:00 PM

The Mets have decided to start Jose Lima on Friday and Jeremi Gonzalez on Saturday.

It was expected to be the reverse. The switch means that Gonzalez, not Lima, would start against the Yankees next week unless Brian Bannister is ready to return
Wed, May 10, 2006 09:44:00 PM

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