Update: It was revealed that Jeremy Giambi took his own life. Our thoughts are with his family.
Original: We are very sad to learn about the passing of Jeremy Giambi. The former MLB player was only 47-years-old at the time of his passing.
TMZ reports that the former player has passed away. No cause of death has been reported at this time.
During his long career, Jeremy played for prominent teams such as Royals, Athletics, Phillies, and Red Sox. His batting average was .263 while hitting 52 home runs and a total of 209 runs batted in.
His best season was in the year 2001 when he played 124 games and had 12 homers. The former player was the brother of the American League MVP in 2000, Jason Giambi. He also had a long stint, playing with the Athletics, Yankees, Rockies and Indians.
The A’s released a statement after his passing, expressing their heartbreak to the news and offered condolences to the family and friends of the player.
We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of a member of our Green and Gold family, Jeremy Giambi. We offer our condolences to Jeanne, Jason, and his family and friends.
Jeremy was also portrayed in Brad Pitt’s Moneyball, where he was played by actor Nick Porrazzo. The player was shown to be extremely vibey and disruptive, but he ends up being traded to the Phillies. Rest in Peace.
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