Cormier was diagnosed with a tumor in his lungs in January 2020.
Rhéal Cormier’s funeral was celebrated on Friday in Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick. He was from the province.
Southpaw wore the Expos uniform in 1996 and 1997, in addition to playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds throughout his 16-year career. Seasons in the Major League, from 1991 to 2007.
In addition, Cormier represented Canada twice at the Olympic Games, in Seoul, in 1988, then in Beijing, in 2008.
His time in Montreal
He had started his big baseball career in 1991 with the Cardinals, who drafted him in the sixth round three years earlier.
In April 1995, he was traded to the Red Sox, before moving to Expos a year later, along with Shayne Bennett and Ryan McGuire. To get the Acadian services, Expos had let go of inter-Wilfredo Cordero and pitcher Bryan Eversgerd.
In two seasons in Montreal, Rhéal Cormier was 7-11 with an earned average of 4.42.
He has played 683 games and thrown 1221 innings in MLB.