by Reggie Noble on December 23, 2012

Ryan Freel, 36, was found dead from a self-inflicted shotgun blast around 4 p.m. in his residence on Brookchase Lane in Jacksonville, Sgt. Mike Paul of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

Paul said that there was nothing suspicious and authorities were treating Freel’s death as a suicide.

The utility man spent six of his eight years in the Majors with the Cincinnati Reds.

[H/T: Florida Times-Union]