Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez and his wife, Lucia, are proud parents of a baby girl, Leah, born at 9:20 p.m. Monday. It's the first child for the couple, and she weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and is 19 inches long. No word yet on whether Leah is right-handed like her father.
Gonzalez was in Detroit on Monday, but he left the team to fly to Southern California for the birth. The due date wasn't until Wednesday.
The Orioles can place Gonzalez on the major league paternity list and call up an additional player to replace him on the 25-man roster. Gonzalez can remain on the paternity list for up to three days.
On Sunday, Gonzalez held the Boston Red Sox to three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings in the Orioles' series-clinching 6-3 win at Camden Yards.