Former Montreal Expos pitcher Derek Aucoin dies at age 50


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Former Montreal Expos pitcher Derek Aucoin has died on the age of 50.

In a statement, his household stated he had been combating glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive kind of most cancers that impacts the mind, for 18 months.

The Lachine native was signed by Montreal in 1989 and went on to make two reduction appearances with the Expos in 1996, putting out one batter.

He continued to pitch within the minor leagues, ultimately as a part of the New York Mets group, via the 1998 season.

Aucoin subsequently labored in sports activities broadcasting, masking baseball for TVA Sports activities and 98.5 FM.

He’s survived by his spouse Isabelle and son Dawson.