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Carlos Beltran tragically loses unborn son

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Yankee Slugger Carlos Beltran Loses Unborn Son

A heavy hitter has a heavy heart.

New York Yankees slugger Carlos Beltran and his family are grieving the loss of their unborn son to a miscarriage. His wife Jessica was about four months into her pregnancy.

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MIAMI - OCTOBER 11: Carlos Beltran and Jessica Beltran attends the ESPN Deportes and Viceroy Miami Welcome Latino owners of the Miami Dolphins event at Club 50 at Viceroy Miami on October 11, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/WireImage)
MIAMI - OCTOBER 11: Jessica Beltran and Carlos Beltran arrive at the ESPN Deportes and Viceroy Miami Party to welcome the Latino owners of the Miami Dolphins event at Club 50 at Viceroy Miami on October 11, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 07: Jessica Beltran, wife of New York Mets' centerfielder Carlos Beltran, joins her husband as he meets with 9- to 12-year-old kids in the Harlem RBI REAL Kids (Reading and Enrichment Academy for Learning) program at First Ave. and E. 100th St. (Photo by Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: Manager Joe Girardi presents Carlos Beltrans wife Jessica with a gift during Beltran's introductory press conference at Yankee Stadium on December 20, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 11: Carlos Beltran is joined by his wife, Jessica, as he is introduced as the New York Mets' newest acquisition at a news conference at Shea Stadium. The switch-hitting center fielder signed a seven-year, $119 million contract. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 08: (R-L) New York Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran and wife Jessica Beltran attend Timbaland's 'Shock Value II' album release party at Hudson Terrace on December 8, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Carlos Beltran #36 of the New York Yankees in action against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on August 23, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the White Sox 5-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 07: New York Mets' centerfielder Carlos Beltran is joined by his wife, Jessica, as he meets with 9- to 12-year-old kids in the Harlem RBI REAL Kids (Reading and Enrichment Academy for Learning) program at First Ave. and E. 100th St. (Photo by Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Carlos Beltran #36 of the New York Yankees points to the sky after hitting a grand slam in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Carlos Beltran #36 of the New York Yankees in action against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium on July 22, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Rangers 2-1 in 14 innings. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
MIAMI - OCTOBER 11: Carlos Beltran and Jessica Beltran arrive at the ESPN Deportes and Viceroy Miami Party to welcome the Latino owners of the Miami Dolphins event at Club 50 at Viceroy Miami on October 11, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
Carlos Beltran and wife Jessica during Celebrities Attend Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks Game - January 25, 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: (L-R) Jessica Beltran, Ivana Beltran, Carlos Beltran and Kiara Beltran pose for a photo during Beltran's introductory press conference at Yankee Stadium on December 20, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
MIAMI - OCTOBER 11: Jessica Beltran and Carlos Beltran arrive at the ESPN Deportes and Viceroy Miami Party to welcome the Latino owners of the Miami Dolphins event at Club 50 at Viceroy Miami on October 11, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
Carlos Beltran and wife Jessica during Celebrities Attend Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks Game - January 25, 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Anaheim, California, USA. 07th May, 2014. New York Yankees' Carlos Beltran during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (Keith Birmingham Pasadena Star-News) © San Gabriel Valley Tribune/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Carlos Beltran #36 of the New York Yankees in action against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on September 4, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 5-4. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Tampa, Florida, USA. 20th Feb, 2014. Carlos Beltran (Yankees) MLB : Carlos Beltran of the New York Yankees during the the first day of the Yankees spring training baseball camp at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, United States . © Thomas Anderson/AFLO/Alamy Live News
Kansas City, Mo, USA. 25th Aug, 2014. Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar (2) tags out New York Yankees' Carlos Beltran (36) trying to steal second to end the top of the sixth inning on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. © John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT/Alamy Live News
Tampa, Florida, USA. 20th Feb, 2014. Carlos Beltran (Yankees) MLB : Carlos Beltran of the New York Yankees during the the first day of the Yankees spring training baseball camp at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, United States . © Thomas Anderson/AFLO/Alamy Live News
Anaheim, California, USA. 07th May, 2014. New York Yankees' Carlos Beltran during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (Keith Birmingham Pasadena Star-News) © San Gabriel Valley Tribune/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News
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The 37-year-old made the announcement on his Facebook page, writing in Spanish, "Life took away the blessing of having my first boy. I believe in god and I am thankful for all his many blessings, like my beautiful family, friends, fans, and career. Everything happens and will happen according to god's perfect timing and my wife and I accept it that way. Thank you for all the love and messages."

The outfielder left the team Tuesday to be by his wife's side.

Teammate and Yankee Captain Derek Jeter says the tragedy really puts things into perspective. He said, "We're here, we're playing a game and we're trying to win games, but the bottom line, family is much more important than anything that happens on a baseball field. Your thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family, but that's terrible. I feel bad for him."

Carlos and Jessica Beltran have two young girls; six year old Ivana and two year old Kiara.



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