Yuliette Solarte, wife of Padres' Yangervis Solarte, dies at 31

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

The wife ofSan Diego Padres third baseman Yangervis Solartedied Saturday of complications from cancer.

Yuliette Solarte died before Saturday's game in Colorado, Padres manager Andy Green confirmed. She was 31.

Yangervis Solarte was scratched from Friday's game and flew to Florida to be with his wife and three daughters.

Yangervis Solarte, who is from Venezuela, took to Twitter on Saturday night to express gratitude for the support he has received.

"Simply thank you for all your support. The truth is I have no word to describe this. We had a tough year but I know that she fought," Solarte posted in Spanish.

Solarte will be out indefinitely, but has informed the Padres he would like to return before the end of the season.