Diamondbacks' Starling Marte Announces His Wife Tragically Passed Away on Monday

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Starling Marte announced on Twitter that his wife tragically passed away.
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Starling Marte announced on Twitter that his wife tragically passed away.

Fans were hit with some heartbreaking news regarding an MLB All-Star late Monday night.

Starling Marte, who was traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Arizona Diamondbacks this offseason, took to Twitter to announce that his wife, Noelia, unexpectedly passed away after suffering a heart attack.

That is just so awful.

According to league insider Jon Heyman, Noelia was set to undergo surgery on a fractured ankle and suffered the heart attack while in the hospital awaiting the operation.

The Diamondbacks took to social media to extend their condolences to Marte and his family.

The delayed season has been hard enough on everyone given the grave circumstances, so it's truly unimaginable what Marte has to deal with at the moment.

The Pirates, who Marte played his entire eight-year professional career with prior to being dealt to Arizona, responded on social media.

This is an unspeakable tragedy, and we surely echo everyone when we say that our thoughts go out to Marte and his family as they attempt to cope with this horrible news.