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By Ed, 01/11/22, 9:45PM CST


Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez dies at age 28

The native of Puerto Rico played three years in Tampa Bay’s minor-league system before joining the big-league staff.

ST. PETERSBURG — Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez died unexpectedly Monday at age 28, the team announced.

Baseball operations president Erik Neander said in a statement posted on the team’s Twitter account late Tuesday afternoon that it was an “unexpected and difficult loss.” The Rays provided no other details.Jean Ramirez played three years in the Rays’ minor-league system after being a 28th-round draft pick from Illinois State in 2016.