Dodgers' Segedin on 1-day paternity leave after son's birth
Los Angeles Dodgers' Rob Segedin celebrates after scoring on a solo home run, as San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey kneels at the plate during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers outfielder Rob Segedin is going on paternity leave after exiting in the eighth inning Tuesday night to be there for the birth of his son.
Manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday that Segedin will only be apart from the team for one game.
Segedin hit his second big league homer off San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in the second inning, then left in the eighth during a 9-5 win Tuesday. Segedin raced from the outfield during a double switch and went straight to the hospital to be with his wife, Robin. He made it just in time for the birth of the couple's first child, Robinson Marley, at 11:36 p.m.
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Segedin hit his first major league homer on Monday in Cincinnati. The rookie made his big league debut this month after playing 561 minor league games.
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis and pitcher J.P. Howell were already scheduled for a hospital visit with the Dodgers on Wednesday, so they stopped by to congratulate their teammate. Ellis says it was a ''really cool moment'' to ''see him holding little Robinson with a smile on his face.''