Corporan told the team Saturday that Carlos Corporan Jr. had died. The team said he had undergone four heart surgeries since his birth in June 2011.
The team released a statement Saturday offering its condolences to the Corporan family, calling the boy's battle with serious health issues "an inspiration to so many of us."
The 28-year-old Corporan agreed to a minor league deal with Houston in 2010. He hit .269 in 27 games this season.