What a sad story during the holiday season. Reports are saying former MLB player Ryan Freel has committed suicide at the age of 36. Freel got his break in the majors in 2001 with the Toronto Blue Jays. He had a six year stint in Cincinnati, which he is most famous for. There was no apparent motive or suicide note left behind. However, similar to recent football suicides, concussions are being assessed as one of the possible causes. No matter what the cause, it will not bring this man back.
If you know anyone struggling with life or you are personally struggling, reach out! There are resources that will keep you anonymous. It doesn’t have to end like this.
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255