The San Diego Padres played with heavy hearts against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday a day after Yangervis Solarte lost his wife, Yuliett, to cancer.
The Rockies defeated the Padres 6-3 at Coors Field.
"Everybody's heart breaks for him right now," Andy Green said. "He's had infectious energy all year long, and when you can consider the circumstances of his life, it's hard to fathom. So from our perspective, 'Hey, whenever you want to be back, you can come back. If you don't want to be back in the last two weeks, you don't have to be back.'
"But we'll continue to talk to him, offer our love and support, anything we can possibly do for his family from a logistics perspective."
Before the game, the Rockies held a moment of silence for Yuliett.
"I'm sure it was a tough day for them to play," Walt Weiss said. "You lose a family member, I'm sure there are a lot of heavy hearts over there. It certainly puts things in perspective."