Starling Marte has announced on social media that his wife, Noelia, has died of a heart attack.

"Today I go through the great pain of making public the unfortunate death of my wife Noelia, due to a heart attack," Marte wrote in an Instagram post. "It is a moment of indescribable pain. On behalf of my family, I am grateful for the expressions of esteem and solidarity in this difficult time."

Marte, 31, spent his first eight seasons in the majors playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in January.