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Enzo Hernandez, 63, Padres shortstop known for glove

In this 1971 phoSan Diego Padres infielder Enzo Hernandez poses for pholocatinot known. Hernandez has died an apparent suicide. The

In this 1971 photo, San Diego Padres infielder Enzo Hernandez poses for a photo, location not known. Hernandez has died in an apparent suicide. The 63-year-old played for the Padres between 1971-77 and finished his big league career with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1978. He was found dead in his home in El Tigre in eastern Venezuela on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. (AP Photo)

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Updated: January 15, 2013 6:50PM



CARACAS, Venezuela — Former major leaguer Enzo Hernandez has died in an apparent suicide.

The 63-year-old played for the San Diego Padres between 1971-77 and finished his big league career with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1978.

He was found dead in his home in El Tigre in eastern Venezuela on Sunday. The Venezuelan sports newspaper Lider along with other news media in the country reported Mr. Hernandez had committed suicide. Police in the town confirmed Hernandez’s death but declined to provide details about the cause.

Jose Grasso Vecchio, president of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, says on Twitter that Mr. Hernandez as well as former Venezuelan major leaguer Dave Concepcion “shined with their gloves.”

AP



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