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Mets' Harris leaves team after baby dies

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New York Mets outfielder Willie Harris has been put on the bereavement list after his wife went into premature labor and their baby died.

TRAGIC DEATHS

Many athletes and sports figures have been lost way too soon.

Manager Terry Collins offered his condolences to Harris and his wife, Trey, before Thursday's game at Detroit. Harris had gone on the paternity list Wednesday when his wife, who was five months pregnant, went into labor.

The Mets provided no other details on the death.

Harris and his wife have two other children: 16-year-old daughter, Arianna, and 9-year-old son, Trevez.

Harris played Tuesday night at Detroit and left the club during Wednesday night's win. Collins said it's possible Harris will rejoin the Mets on Friday when they return to New York for a series against the Yankees. It wasn't yet clear if his wife would be able to leave the hospital by then.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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