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Epy Guerrero and Ryan Freel, former Blue Jays figures, pass away

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  • Epy Guerrero and Ryan Freel, former Blue Jays figures, pass away

    Epy Guerrero was a superscout for the Blue Jays, signing such greats as Carlos Delgado and Tony Fernandez. He also coached for the team in 1981.

    Epy Guerrero, a pioneer of Dominican baseball and the most influential scout in Blue Jays history, died Thursday morning in the Dominican Republic at the age of 71.

    Guerrero, the Jays’ chief Latin American scout from 1978 until 1995, recruited and developed some of the franchise’s all-time greatest players, including Tony Fernandez and Carlos Delgado.
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    Ryan Freel actually died last year, however his death was not reported in this forum. He began his solid career as a Blue Jay, playing in nine games for them in 2001.

    Former Toronto Blue Jays utility player Ryan Freel was found dead from a self-inflicted shotgun wound at his home in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday. He was 36.

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office told the Florida Times-Union that Freel's body was found dead at around 4 p.m. EST. There was nothing suspicious about his death and it is being treated as a suicide.
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