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Longtime ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez dies at 58

LOWELL, MA - JULY 2: ESPN's Pedro Gomez, left, stands with his son Rio Gomez, a rookie pitcher with the Lowell Spinners, before a game against the Aberdeen Tigers at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA on July 2, 2018. The elder Gomez has covered baseball in Bristol, CT since 2003, regularly appearing on shows such as SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight. The younger Gomez was selected by the Red Sox in the 36th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Pedro Gomez got to watch his son Rio play in the Red Sox system. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

If you’ve tuned into an episode of SportsCenter or an ESPN baseball broadcast some time in the past two decades, odds are you’ve seen Pedro Gomez at work.

The longtime ESPN reporter died Sunday, the network announced in a statement. He was 58.

The cause of Gomez’s death is currently unknown, with ESPN only saying he “passed away unexpectedly.” A tweet had been posted from Gomez’s Twitter account as recently as Sunday morning, about eight hours before the announcement was made.

From ESPN:

“Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a Dad, loving husband, loyal friend, coach and mentor,” the Gomez family said in a statement. “He was our everything and his kids’ biggest believer. He died unexpectedly at home this

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a baseball player wearing a helmet: Nov 10, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II (27) scores a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium.

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