Monday, December 24, 2012

Former Major Leaguer Ryan Freel Dead At 36

Doug Kapustin, Baltimore Sun
Ryan Freel, who spent most of his MLB career with the Cincinnati Reds, was found dead Saturday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was just 36 years old. Freel had suffered multiple head injuries and concussions due—in part—to his daredevil style of play. In the 2009 Patriots Day game at Fenway Park, while playing for the Baltimore Orioles, he suffered a serious head injury in a pick-off play at second base. Freel's former Reds Teammate, and former Red Sox player, Sean Casey, tweeted the following: "RIP Ryan Freel!! Great teammate, great guy,n loved his family! Such a sad day today with his passing!Awful news!Prayers are with his family!"