Former pitcher Hideki Irabu was severely intoxicated at the time of his death, according to the results of toxicology reports from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Irabu, whose body was found at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on July 27, had a blood alcohol level of .23 when he died, nearly three times the legal limit of .08 in the state.

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