FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) – The wife of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Scott Schoeneweis was found dead at her home Wednesday.

Police said the cause of death hasn’t been determined.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found the body of 39-year-old Gabrielle Dawn Schoeneweis on the floor of the master bedroom in the family’s suburban home shortly after noon.

Authorities said her 14-year-old daughter called the sheriff’s office to report that she had found her mother lying there and unresponsive.

A team spokesman said Schoeneweis had left the team, which was playing a doubleheader in Florida on Wednesday night, and was returning to Phoenix.

“Words cannot describe how shocked and saddened we are this evening,” the Diamondbacks said in a statement. “This is a tragedy for the Schoeneweis family who we naturally consider members of our family. We are here to support Scott in any way during this traumatic period in his life.”

The 35-year-old Schoeneweis came to the Diamondbacks last December in a deal with the New York Mets, who agreed to pay $1.6 million of his $3.6 million salary for 2009.

Schoeneweis, a survivor of testicular cancer, is 45-55 with a 4.89 ERA in 11 seasons.

Scott and Gabrielle Dawn Schoeneweis celebrated their 10th anniversary in January. They had three children together, and she already had a daughter when they were married.

“Your heart goes out to him and his family,” said Ryan Church, a former Mets teammate. “I mean, he’s got young kids. It’s a tragic event.

“He’s always been able to battle through adversity because he’s had cancer before,” Church said. “Everybody needs to be thinking about him and his family and just pray, pray a lot.”

Francisco Rodriguez, who teamed with Schoeneweis in the Angels bullpen in 2002 and 2003, said he was “speechless” when he heard the news.

“I’m sad for him,” Rodriguez said. “I can’t imagine what he’s going through right now, all the pain he’s going through.”

Mets manager Jerry Manuel said he still considers Schoeneweis part of his family. “I mentioned that to our people, that we’ve got to reach out and do all we can to help support him at this time,” Manuel said. “And whatever he needs from us, we’ll be here for him.”

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