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Pat Neshek says newborn son died

Updated: October 4, 2012, 1:54 AM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Pat Neshek said his newborn son has died.

The right-hander posted on his Twitter account late Wednesday night that he and his wife lost their first child 23 hours after his birth "with no explanation." He asked for prayers, and words of support began flooding Twitter.

Neshek took a flight home to Florida to be at the birth of Gehrig John Neshek on Tuesday.

"Our hearts go out to Pat and Stephanee and we share in their sorrow ...

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