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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Baseball puts first player on Paternity List

Maybe they can call it the Antonio Cromartie List!!!

Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis is the first player to go on Major League Baseball’s paternity leave list.

A player can be on the new list for 24 to 72 hours. Lewis’ wife, Jenny, gave birth to daughter Elizabeth Grace on Wednesday in Bakersfield, Calif.

Lewis is expected to rejoin the Rangers on Monday and take his next start Tuesday night at home against the Los Angeles Angels.

The Rangers made the move before Friday night’s game against the New York Yankees and recalled left-hander Michael Kirkman from Triple-A Round Rock. Texas didn’t want to be caught short of pitchers this weekend after long reliever Dave Bush made a spot start this week.

Texas pitching coach Mike Maddux applauded MLB’s move to create the paternity list this year.

“I don’t know why we didn’t have it before. I’ve longed for the day we would,” Maddux said. “We have the bereavement list and to some, this is for something that’s even more sacred.”

pthomas Posted: April 16, 2011 at 01:10 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Erix Posted: April 16, 2011 at 04:23 PM (#3799280)
Why didn't the Jays do this for Bautista?
   2. Swedish Chef Posted: April 16, 2011 at 04:32 PM (#3799287)
Why didn't the Jays do this for Bautista?

And have to irresponsibly splurge out a prorated MLB salary to some AAA player for three days? That would be several thousand dollars straight out of Rogers' pocket!
   3. chemdoc Posted: April 17, 2011 at 03:49 AM (#3800021)
Elijah Dukes agrees with Mike Maddux.
   4. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: April 17, 2011 at 04:32 AM (#3800046)
Maybe he'll stop ####### sucking. But for real, though. When my foster brother's wife was in the last couple of weeks of pregnancy, he was in a constant state of distraction. Can't be easy to do something like pitch while wondering every moment when you kid's gonna be born and if everybody's gonna be okay.

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