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 Posted: Fri Mar 31st, 2017 03:06 am
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Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano recently opened up about the fact that he contemplated suicide following the death of his newborn daughter just over two years ago.

"I was lost in the world, and there was this temptation to harm myself," Sano told Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today. Sano's daugther, Angelica, died just a week after she was born in November of 2014 because of a heart defect.

Sano was rehabbing from Tommy John surgery at the time, and flew home to the Dominican Republic to be with his family - including its newest member.

When Sano returned to Fort Myers to resume his rehab, his mother called to inform him Angelica had died. Later that December, Sano got a tattoo on his right forearm which reads "R.I.P. Angelica."

Sano has a five-month-old son named Dylan Miguel, but he apparently will still "mournfully look at photos of his daugther, while at the same time reminding himself to stay strong for his wife, Daniela."

Now more than two years removed from his family tragedy and his arm surgery, the 23-year-old infielder is set for his first full season at third base.

While the tragedy had an affect on his mental health, Sano seems to be using the upcoming season as a motivating factor. Relegated to right-field duties at the beginning of the 2016 season, Sano has made improvements and "always wanted to be an infielder," according to Twins manager Paul Molitor.