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The Reds family was hit with some tragic news on Saturday night as it was learned that former utilityman Ryan Freel had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The news was received with great sadness and surprise among Reds nation. However, he leaves behind a plethora of exciting moments and memories that brought joy to the fans who witnessed him play.
Freel played eight seasons (2001-09) in the Major Leagues with five different organizations, but the bulk of his playing career came as a member of the Redlegs (2003-08). The Jacksonville, Fla. native enjoyed a reputation among his peers and fans as being scrappy, hard-nosed, energetic and fun-loving. His all-out hustle and passionate style of play made him an endearing fan favorite around the city of Cincinnati.
Freel proved to be a valuable player to the franchise during his time spent in the Queen City. His versatility was second-to-none as he had the ability to play several defensive positions. Although center f...
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Former MLB player Ryan Freel, who is most strongly known for his stint with the Cincinnati Reds, reportedly committed suicide.
Move over, Logan Ondrusek, you are no longer the tallest pitcher in the Cincinnati organization.
The Reds have reportedly signed 7-foot-1 right-hander Loek van Mil, according to Baseball America editor Matt Eddy.
The 28-year old native of the Netherlands finished the 2012 campaign pitching with the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Mill split time in the minor...
by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
It's a few days old, but as genius of interview that you will read in this 2012-2013 off-season.
Ryan Hanigan spoke with Fan Graph writer/expert David Laurila on various topics that will have every Reds fan's undivided attention.
Hanigan recently addressed a number of subjects, including where he hits in the batting order, who has...
David Schoenfield, who runs the SweetSpot blog over at ESPN.com, recently penned a great article featuring Reds pitching coach Bryan Price. Schoenfield gives an in-depth background on how Price ended up with Cincinnati as well as a synopsis of his successful track record. Schoenfield even goes as far as saying that Price would be the first guy he would call to run a pitching staff...
(Red money, you get it?)
by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
The Cincinnati Reds are reported to be in discussions with Mike Gonzalez.
Which is fine. If the Reds feel that they have a void that can not be filled in house they should go out and fill it. In a year that Cincinnati is clearly going all out in search for a championship, it is essential that they leave no stone...
The Jacksonville (Florida) Sheriff’s office is reporting that former Cincinnati Reds IF/OF Ryan Freel has took his own life.
From the Florida Times-Union
Former Major League Baseball player and Jacksonville native Ryan Freel was found dead in his home on Saturday in what authorities said was a suicide.
Freel, 36, was found dead from a self-inflicted shotgun blast around 4 p.m....
Former MLB player Ryan Freel, who made his name with a hard-nose, hustling style of play with the Cincinnati Reds, has committed suicide at age 36. Freel last played in the majors in 2009 with the Royals, and his best years came a decade ago with the Reds, highlighted by three straight seasons with at least 30 stolen bases from 2004 to 2006.
After that 2006 season though, Freel...
First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida has reported that Ryan Freel, who spent most of his eight year baseball career with the Cincinnati Reds, committed suicide.
Freel played for five different MLB teams from 2001-2009, but he played with the Reds for six out of those eight seasons. Ever since he retired from baseball in 2009, Freel worked for an organization called Big League...
Merry Christmas, everyone! I trust that you all are enjoying this wonderful season by spending time with your respective loved ones. Since this is the time of year for giving and receiving, I thought it would be noteworthy to whip up a handful of "gifts" the Reds are hoping to receive in 2013. Here goes nothing...
1) Production out of the leadoff spot!