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. in his residence on Brookchase Lane in Jacksonville, Sgt. Mike Paul of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
Paul said that there was nothing suspicious and authorities were treating Freel’s death as a suicide.
Freel played eight seasons in the major leagues, six years with the Reds, his first year with the Blue Jays, his final year with the Orioles, Cubs, and Royals.
Freel was a utility players with speed, stealing 37+ bases three seasons and with 143 for his modest career. He last played in 2009. He was 36 years old.
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