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Report: Rays bullpen catcher died by suicide

2022-01-14 03:15:29 GMT+00:00 – Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez, whose physique was discovered Monday close to Fort Worth, Texas, died by suicide in line with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s workplace, the Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday.

No explanation for demise was initially given for the 28-year-old Puerto Rico native, who performed school baseball at Arkansas and Illinois State and spent three seasons (2016-18) within the Rays’ minor league system.

According to the report, Ramirez’s physique was present in a subject close to a creek. Services are scheduled for Sunday.

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“The loss of our son has been the most excruciating experience we have lived,” the Ramirez household stated in a press release. “Unfortunately, we sometimes don’t see the signs. Struggling in silence is not OK.

“It is our dedication to honor our son’s life by serving to different households. No mum or dad ought to should endure the lack of their little one.”

Tampa Bay drafted Ramirez in the 28th round in 2016. He had five homers and 19 RBIs in 66 games in the minors before becoming the Rays’ bullpen catcher in 2019.

“Jean was an unimaginable teammate and pal,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “He introduced a lot ardour and vitality every day to our clubhouse and bullpen, and his love for the Rays and baseball was evident to all who interacted with him. He had the most important coronary heart and most infectious smile. We lengthen our deepest condolences to his household and associates. Jean will probably be deeply missed.”

–Field Level Media

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