Former Yankee Pitcher Hideki Irabu Found Dead

Hideki Irabu was found dead in his California home yesterday. Judging by the few reports we have from the Japanese media, suicide by hanging is the suspected cause of death. He was 42 years old.

In six MLB seasons, Irabu played for the Yankees, Expos, and Rangers. His last season in the states was 2002.

We’ll update the post with more information as it comes in.

[asahi via Jimmy Traina]

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