Astros Release statement on the passing of Carlos Corporan's son

The Houston Astros released the following statement on Friday’s passing of Carlos and Stephanie Corporan’s 16-month-old son, Carlos, Jr.:

“We send our deepest sympathies to Carlos and Stephanie Corporan and to their families and friends in this extremely difficult time. Their son, Carlos, Jr., battled valiantly through serious health issues since his birth and served as an inspiration to so many of us. The entire Astros family is in mourning over the passing of this brave, young child. Our hearts and prayers are with the Corporans.”

Carlos, Jr. had undergone four heart surgeries since his birth in June of 2011. Information on funeral arrangements will be released in the upcoming days. The Corporans make their home in Puerto Rico.