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Padres place Jedd Gyorko on paternity leave list

Apr 28, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

Jedd Gyorko AP AP

The Padres announced late this afternoon that second baseman Jedd Gyorko was placed on the paternity leave list. According to Dennis Lin of UT-San Diego, Gyorko’s wife, Karley, is due to give birth to twin boys.

Gyorko is permitted to be away from the team from 24-72 hours. The expectation is that he will return when the Padres begin a three-game series against the Diamondbacks at home this Friday.

This has already been a big month for Gyorko, as he agreed to a five-year, $35 million extension with the Padres just two weeks ago. The 25-year-old is off to a slow start at the plate this season, slashing .144/218/.211 with one home run and nine RBI over 26 games.

  1. vanmorrissey - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Well we hope after the births he gets the bat going. Pretty slow so far.

  2. icanspeel - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Having twins, how exciting! As for baseball, he is tied for the lead in RBI’s on the team with 9 which tells you a lot about the Padres offense so far.

  3. Old Gator - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    I wish him a short, relatively painless delivery and…oh, I see….

  4. imnotyourbuddyguy - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    24-72 hours? Someone hand Boomer a scalpel and he’ll get it done in 24-72 mins

    • Bar None - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM

      Why didn’t she plan this better!

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

        Utterly disgraceful, the both of them. She should have just crossed her legs and waited until November. Take one for the team. There’s an “I” in twins, but not in team.

  5. tfbuckfutter - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    You know, I really don’t think it’s asking too much of these ridiculously wealthy athletes that they not have sex with their wives and risk a birth during the season.

    Just have sex in April, May and June. You owe the fans that much at the very least.

  6. ptfu - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Congratulations in advance to Jedd! Between the contract and the kids, it’s definitely an April to remember.

  7. andreweac - Apr 29, 2014 at 2:32 AM

    Where is Francesca’s outrage?!?!

  8. jimmyt - Apr 29, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    How very Metro-sexual of him.

  9. ch0psuey - Apr 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Got some little Gyorko’s coming into the world now.

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