Chad Cushnir if FirstCoastNews.com reports that former MLB/Reds utilityman Ryan Freel has committed suicide. He was 36 years old.
Freel may not have had the most god-given talent out of all the players on the field but he always did one thing very well, and that thing would be that he knew how to play the game right and he always did. Ryan gave everything he had and he always worked hard, it’s hard to not respect a man like that.
Freel had a .268 batting average with 22 home runs, 122 runs batted in, and 143 stolen bases in his career as a utility man for several different teams. Freel played for the Reds 2003-2008. He also played for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2001, and the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, and the Kansas City Royals during the 2009 MLB season.
Freel also worked with youth baseball after his retirement.
My thoughts are with the Freel family has they go through this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Ryan. 1976-2012.
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