For the second time in as many weeks, an Arizona Diamondbacks player is having a baby...well, his wife is. Arizona placed first baseman Lyle Overbay on paternity leave so he could be with his wife for the birth of their fourth child on Wednesday. He will miss at least Wednesday's game, and can be absent from the roster no more than three days.
Jason Kubel missed a game last week for the birth of his second child.
To replace Overbay for now, and just as he did last week, outfielder A.J. Pollock was recalled from Triple-A Reno. He is starting Wednesday night against the Colorado Rockies.
With Kirk Gibson sitting Justin Upton and the Rockies starting a left-hander in Josh Outman, the D-backs wanted a right-handed hitting outfielder in the lineup.
Pollock did not play last week when he was up.
Overbay will be back at the latest on Saturday.
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