Terrible news:

First Coast News sports director Dan Hicken has learned that Ryan Freel, a Jacksonville native and former Major League Baseball has died at the age of 36. The cause of death is suicide.

I don’t really have any reaction except shock and sorrow. Freel was a fun player to watch, and an interesting personality to have around the Reds. This is just horrible news.

Redleg Nation sends out our thoughts and prayers to Freel’s family.