This is heartbreaking. Veteran left-hander Rich Hill has joined the Red Sox in Florida for spring training after his infant son passed away. He had been in Boston with his family. From ESPN Boston:

"We had a son on Dec. 26, and he was born with multiple issues that we confronted and had to deal with as we were moving through the last couple of months at Mass General," Hill said. "Unfortunately he succumbed and he has passed. He taught us a lot of things, and unfortunately things didn't work out.

"My wife has been extremely strong. Our son, who is 2½, is with us here down in Florida, so we are going to enjoy our time here and obviously make the most of the opportunity that's here to present itself to play baseball."

Hill is from the Boston area and he signed with the club this offseason so he could remain close to his family. He had previously been with the team from 2010-12, and he spent last year with the Indians.