Even baseball players have to deal with family things like their wives having babies. The Arizona Diamondbacks made a roster move to accommodate a family matter of this sort. Outfielder Jason Kubel was placed on paternity leave so he could return home to be with his wife, who delivered the couple's second child on Wednesday.
Kubel missed the game on Wednesday against the Giants, which the team won 4-1. He can be out a maximum of three days, which means the most he can be off the active roster is missing the series opener his team has against the San Diego Padres on Friday.
Arizona does not play on Thursday.
To temporarily replace Kubel on the roster, the team recalled speedy outfielder A.J. Pollock from Triple-A Reno. It will be his second stint with the major league club. He hit .229 with a homer and two doubles during the month he was with the big league team when Chris Young was on the disabled list.
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