The death of Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez has been ruled a suicide.
The Ramirez family released a statement through the Rays, thanking the team for its support.
"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," the family said in the statement.
The Rays announced the death in a Twitter post last Tuesday but did not release details. The Tampa Bay Times reported the body was found Monday in a field near the family home in Fort Worth, Texas.