Carlos Silva, Yankees WCBS radio producer, dies at 50

WCBS 880 radio engineer Carlos Silva poses with

WCBS 880 radio engineer Carlos Silva poses with former Yankee Bernie Williams. (Credit: WCBS)

Carlos Silva, the longtime producer and engineer for Yankees radio broadcasts on WCBS, died Sunday at age 50 of esophageal and stomach cancer, CBS Radio's website reported.

Silva had worked with announcers John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman since 2006; the team's radio broadcasts will move from WCBS / 880 to WFAN / 660 this year.

Silva originally was diagnosed in 2012, but worked the entire 2013 season and planned to return this spring. He died in his offseason at home in Lutz, Fla.

CBS said Silva, a native of Venezuela, is survived by his wife, Teresa, and their children -- Leslie, Kimberly and Matthew.

"Carlos Silva came to this country with nothing but the clothes on his back and a dream," Waldman told WCBS in an email Sunday. "He raised a beautiful family, sent two daughters to college, became a citizen and a beloved part of the Yankees family. He put up an arduous fight against the worst enemy one can have. He will be missed terribly, but will never be forgotten."

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