DETROIT -- Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez has left the team to join his wife, Lucia, in Southern California as she prepares to give birth to the couple’s first child, according to a team official.
Their baby girl’s due date isn’t until Wednesday, but Gonzalez left the team just before Monday’s game against the Tigers in Detroit.
The Orioles can place Gonzalez on the major league paternity list on Tuesday 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 Red Sox to three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in the Orioles' series-clinching 6-3 win over Boston.