Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jose DeLeon has died at the age of 63, as per MLB Insider Hector Gomez.

Gomez posted on X/Twitter that DeLeon died after a battle with cancer. He was a third-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979.

DeLeon was with the Phillies from 1992-1993. He had a record of 3-1 and posted an ERA of 3.19 in 27 games with the Phillies.

DeLeon made his Major League debut with the Pirates in 1983. He also pitched for the Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and Montreal Expos during his final season in 1995.

DeLeon led the National League in strikeouts in 1989. He twice led the NL in losses, with a record of 2–19 in 1985, for the Pirates, and 7–19 in 1990 with the Cardinals.

For his career DeLeon compiled a record of 86-119 with 1,594 strikeouts and a 3.76 ERA.

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