On. Dec 4, Washington Nationals catcher Tres Barrera shared that he and wife Lindsey said goodbye to their baby boy in an emotional post on Instagram.
"2020 has been a tough year for many, but it has definitely beaten us more than anything before," Tres wrote. "On Sunday November 29, 2020 my wife delivered our son at 7:12 am. Unfortunately our God decided he needed him in heaven before he was able to take his first breath. The emotion, the pain, are all things that one can not describe. As we mourn the loss of our baby boy, our faith remains strong and we will continue to take strides one day at a time in His name."
The athlete added, "I am most proud to call my myself the husband of my wife Lindsey. She is the strongest person I know and she will forever be my hero."
Tres called their son, who he said they named Kaius Lee Barrera, "forever our angel."
The news comes three months after the couple's pregnancy announcement on Instagram, which showed the Tres and Lindsey holding up a sonogram picture.
"Sometimes dark times serve to remind us how brightly the greatest blessing in our lives shine," Tres wrote in the caption. "Can't wait to meet you little man."
Tres and Lindsey married in January 2018. One day after their wedding, Tres posted a picture of him kissing his new bride at the church, along with the sweet caption, "Married to the most beautiful woman on earth. Life is good.. God is great... Thank you to all my family and friends for making our day so special. Lots of love."