John Marzano died today at 45.
According to The Associated Press, police say Marzano was found dead at his home in Philadelphia. The cause was not immediately clear. Marzano played in the major leagues for the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners before retiring in 1998. He also played in the minors for the Phillies and the Cleveland Indians. He had worked for Comcast, WIP and most recently MLB.com as a commentator.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and two grandchildren.
"I don’t know what to say," Charlie Manuel said. "I have a lot of respect for John. I knew him quite awhile, I saw him play in the minor leagues and I had him a little [in 1993] while on my team when I managed in Charlotte in Triple-A. I had him about two months. He had an arm operation that year. he was a baseball guy and loved life. he had a personality. He was kind of a happy guy. I don’t know what to say."