Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel has returned from paternity leave and will be on the roster for Friday night's game with the San Diego Padres. The club has optioned A.J. Pollock to Triple-A Reno to make room for Kubel. He had been away from the team since Wednesday, May 30.
Kubel arrived at the hospital on Wednesday and within 10 minutes, his wife, Blake, had their first daughter, Heidi Evelyn, at 11:56 a.m. Heidi was 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 ¾". Jason & Blake also have a son, Owen.
Pollock will look to continue his strong season in Reno, and a call back to the Majors is certainly possible in the coming weeks.
Even with the return of Kubel to the 25-man roster, he was not listed as a starter on Kirk Gibson's lineup. Here is that lineup for Friday's game with the Padres.
Here is San Diego's lineup:
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Petco Park.
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