LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rob Segedin sprinted from the outfield to the dugout, got frenzied high-fives from teammates and flew down the stairs toward the clubhouse.
“I don’t even know if he showered,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
Innings after getting his second major league home run — off ace Madison Bumgarner, no less — Segedin left to meet his wife, Robin, at the hospital for the birth of their first child, missing the end of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 9-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
Segedin was called in from the outfield for a double switch in the eighth inning. He confirmed on his Instagram account that his son, Robinson Marley, was born at 11:36 p.m.
“After we made that double switch, he made a bee line to the hospital,” Roberts said. “I’m not sure her current status, but she was getting close. He was moving pretty quickly.”
Rookies Segedin and Andrew Toles each homered, with Segedin taking Bumgarner deep in the second inning.
Segedin and Toles homered for the second straight game after getting their first big league homers in an 18-9 win over Cincinnati on Monday.
Segedin posted a photo on Instagram of him and his wife in the hospital Monday while he was holding the ball from his first home run.
The 27-year-old debuted in the majors earlier this month after playing 561 minor league games. He nearly retired last year when the Yankees demoted him from Triple-A to Double-A.
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