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 Development Baseball, which helps youth baseball players develop and grow their game.
Freel was only 36 years old. Prayers go out to his family and friends.