Carlos Beltran left the Yankees on Wednesday to deal with a personal matter, and the veteran later revealed on Facebook the nature of the matter: his wife had a miscarriage.
Here is a translation of Beltran’s statement:
“The life of me just take the blessing of having my first son ( man ). I know God and I am grateful for all his blessings like my beautiful family, friends, fanatical and my career. Everything is and will be at the time, a perfect God and my wife and i accept this. Thank you for the love and the messages.”
The Beltrans have one daughter, and this was going to be their first son. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Beltran will have as much time as he needs before returning to the team.
Beltran, 37, is batting .236/.303/.406 in his first season with the Yankees after signing a 3-year contract with them in the offseason. He has been bothered by an elbow issue and plans to have surgery after the season.
Our thoughts are with the Beltran family during this time.