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Former major league infielder Sean Burroughs died of a fentanyl overdose in May, TMZ reported, citing the Los Angeles County coroner.

The official cause of death was given as fentanyl poisoning, the outlet reported.

It was determined that the death was an accident.

Padres third baseman Sean Burroughs attempts a throw to first base from his knees during a 2005 game, but fails to catch the Dodgers' DJ Houlton at first base. AP

The player, selected No. 9 overall in the 1998 MLB Draft, died in May at age 43 after being found unconscious in a Long Beach, California, parking lot after dropping off his six-year-old son at a Little League game.

His death was pronounced at the scene.

In a 2011 interview with ESPN, Burroughs said he had struggled with addiction.

“I hung out with some bad people and did some bad things,” Burroughs told the outlet at the time. “That was more important in my last few years as a player and in the last few years.”

“I was a bit of a dumpster. Whatever I had or needed, I found and took,” he added. “I wasn't the type to go out. I just tried to stuff myself with as many substances as I could, legally or illegally.”

Burroughs was coaching his son's team at the time of his death, and his mother, Debbie, told the Orange County Register at the time that the former Padres infielder died of cardiac arrest.

Sean Burroughs died in May from what was confirmed to be a fentanyl overdose. USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con

He had helped the Long Beach All-Star team win back-to-back Little League World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, and had been the star pitcher and hitter on those teams.

He threw two consecutive no-hitters in the Little League World Series and earned an appearance on the “Late Show With David Letterman” in 1993.

Burroughs, the son of 1974 American League MVP Jeff Burroughs, was selected ninth overall by the Padres and spent seven seasons in the major leagues, with stints in San Diego, Tampa Bay, Arizona and Minnesota.

Sean Burroughs (right) and Gerardo Parra celebrate after the Diamondbacks defeated the Giants to win the 2011 NL West title. AP

He made his MLB debut in 2002 and in four seasons in San Diego he achieved a batting average of .282 with 11 home runs.

He also won an Olympic gold medal for the U.S. team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

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