ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The death of Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez near his home in Fort Worth, Texas, has been ruled a suicide.
The Tarrant County medical examiner's office in Texas released the finding on Thursday, three days after the 28-year-old’s body was found. The Rays announced the death in a Twitter post last Tuesday but did not release details. Ramirez was a 28th-round draft pick out of Illinois State in 2016.
He played three years in Tampa Bay’s minor league system before beginning a three-season stint as a bullpen catcher with the major league team in 2019.