By | November 23, 2021

Omar Malavé Death – A Venezuelan professional baseball coach and a former player, Omar Malavé have passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021, at his home in Florida, USA, at the age of 58. Malavé was the manager of Mexican League team Algodoneros de Unión Laguna, at the time of his death.

Malavé played in the minor leagues for the Blue Jays from 1981 to 1989. As a versatile performer, he played every infield position as well as outfield and hit .258 in 654 games played. Malavé managed in the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system from 1991–2009 and in 2011–2012. On 13 January 2014, Malavé was named the manager of the Dunedin Blue Jays.

In addition to Cardenales, Malavé also directed Caribes de Anzoátegui (in 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2009-10), Leones del Caracas (in 2003-04 to 2005-06) and Navegantes del Magallanes. He was a two-time champion directing the Cardinals in 1998 and 1999, when the crepuscular won the second and third titles in their history, defeating the Leones del Caracas on both occasions.

Malavé became just the ninth Venezuelan strategist to lift the title in Venezuela, joining past legends, Canonical Daniel, Ernesto Aparicio, Jose Antonio Casanova, Gratian Ravelo, Alfonso «Chico» Carrasquel, Domingo Alvarez, Pompey Davalillo, Gregorio machado.

“Toronto Blue Jays” posted to Facebook to express their sadness, the club recognized the impact of Omar on their organization as a coach and minor-league infielder. The club wrote, “We are saddened to learn of the passing of long-time Blue Jays coach and minor-league infielder, Omar Malavé. His impact on our organization will forever be remembered. Our hearts go out to Omar’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

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