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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Phillies’ Zack Wheeler not for MLB’s proposed idea: ‘Not going to miss the birth of my first child’

Zack Wheeler was one of several players to capitalize on the salary windfall of last season, after spending the first part of his MLB career with now-division rival New York Mets, by signing a five-year, $118-million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. 

To make this offseason even better, Wheeler and his wife Dominique discovered they were going to become first-time parents. With their daughter due in July, it’s an occasion Wheeler is adamant he will not miss.

“I am not going to miss the birth of my first child. I don’t care,” Wheeler told NBC10 Friday. “I’m going to be there for her and the birth of my child. That’s a fact. I think anybody would do the same thing. Any dad. Whether I have to come back here (Atlanta) and be with her and miss two more weeks because I have to quarantine to play again, so be it.”

MLB officials this week have begun exploring options to return to playing baseball in a modified format, with teams, staff and essential personnel quarantined in Arizona and Florida.

 

QLE Posted: April 12, 2020 at 12:18 AM | 15 comment(s)
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