Diamondbacks vs. Padres: Jason Kubel Returns From Paternity Leave, Lineups Posted

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.

Willie Bloomquist SS
Aaron Hill 2B
Justin Upton RF
Miguel Montero C
Chris Young CF
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Ryan Roberts 3B
Gerardo Parra LF
Wade Miley P

Here is San Diego's lineup:

Chris Denorfia RF
Cameron Maybin CF
Yonder Alonso 1B
Carlos Quentin LF
Chase Headley 3B
Nick Hundley C
Everth Cabrera SS
Alex Amarista 2B
Clayton Richard P

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Petco Park.

For more on the D-backs head over to AZ Snake Pit.

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