Former major leaguer Andy Marte died early Sunday from a traffic accident in his native Dominican Republic.
Metropolitan traffic authorities say Marte died when the Mercedes Benz he was driving hit a house along a road between San Francisco de Macoris and Pimentel, about 95 miles (150 kilometers) north of the capital.
Marte, a 33-year-old infielder, played for several Major League teams, including Atlanta, Cleveland and Arizona, and was most recently playing in the Korean league.
Marte was playing in the Dominican winter league with the Aguilas Cibaenas team.
"We have awoken this Sunday with this sad news that we have lost a special being," club president Winston Llenas said in a statement about Marte.
The Associated Press contributed to this report