Death of Ryan Freel

March 8, 1976 - December 22, 2012
Miami, Florida | Age 36

Ex-MLB player found dead in Fla. home
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JENNIFER KAY, The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Freel, a former Major League Baseball player known for his fearless play but whose career was cut short after eight seasons by a series of head and other injuries, was found dead Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Freel, who was 36, died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted shotgun wound, sheriff's office spokesman Shannon Hartley wrote in an email Sunday. The medical examiner will...

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