Information is scant right now, but it appears former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu has died at the age of 42. Suicide is suspected.
Irabu- who was half-American and half-Japanese, was a major player in late 90’s baseball, but had a difficult time in his personal life after leaving the game. In recent years, he had been arrested after a few incidents involving alcohol:
Irabu has had a troubled post-baseball career. He was arrested in Gardena, California last year for drunk driving. Back in 2008 he was arrested for assaulting a bar manager in Japan after allegedly consuming 20 glasses of beer.
Irabu was also arrested for a DWI-related offense in May of 2010 in California. At this time, the only confirmed information is that Irabu was found dead yesterday at his California home in a suspected suicide.