Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez, who passed away earlier this week, died by suicide, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Per the Tampa Bay Times, his body was found in a field near his family’s home in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 28.
Ramirez spent three years in the Rays’ minor league system until he was released in 2018. He rejoined the team as their bullpen catcher a year later, a position he held until his passing.
The Rays baseball family mourns the loss of bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez pic.twitter.com/CSasYv7Aqm
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SOURCE: New York Post, Jeremy Layton