Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez, who handed away earlier this week, died by suicide, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office stated.
Per the Tampa Bay Times, his physique was present in a area close to his household’s house in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 28.
Ramirez spent three years within the Rays’ minor league system till he was launched in 2018. He rejoined the workforce as their bullpen catcher a yr later, a place he held till his passing.
Ramirez’s household shared a press release following the announcement:
“The loss of our son has been the most excruciating experience we have lived. Unfortunately, we sometimes don’t see the signs. Struggling in silence is not OK. It is our commitment to honor our son’s life by helping other families. No parent should have to endure the loss of their child,” the assertion learn.
“We are very grateful to the Tampa Bay Rays organization, whom we consider our family, for their love and support. Our son felt loved by all of you. Thank you to our family, friends and everyone else far and near for the outpouring of love and support. God bless you! Rays Up in Heaven.”