Not many details as of this writing, but Diario is reporting that oft-traveled RHP Jose Lima, whose tumultuous 12 year career in the majors is best remembered for a 21-win campaign for Houston in 1999 and a complete game shut-out for LA versus St. Louis in the 2004 NLDS, passed away last night in a Los Angeles.

Most recently on the roster of the Golden League’s Edmonton Capitals, Lima’s journey had taken him thru the Dominican, Mexican and Korean baseball circuits. Reliably quotable, Lima’s disastrous 4 starts during two tenures with the Mets in 2006 come to mind almost every time a Mets starter hits the DL. For perhaps the first time, I am truly sorry Lima Time will not be available.