Former Somerset Patriots player Ryan Freel dead of apparent suicide
Ryan Freel, who played parts of 8 seasons in the major leagues and finished his baseball playing career with the Somerset Patriots in 2010, was found dead yesterday. According to a report by the Florida Times-Union, police believe Freel shot himself with a gun to commit suicide.
Freel’s former Reds teammates Brandon Phillips and Sean Casey expressed their thoughts via Twitter:
Ryan Dunleavy, who covered Freel’s final season in professional baseball, remembers his time in the Atlantic League at his Patriots Pulse blog for MyCentral Jersey.com
In case anyone who reads this needs them,
- New Jersey’s Caring & Crisis Hotline, Contact We Care, is (908) 232-2880.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK
Posted on December 23, 2012, in Somerset Patriots and tagged Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds, Ryan Freel, Sean Casey, somerset patriots, suicide. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Former Somerset Patriots player Ryan Freel dead of apparent suicide.