Star Brewers closer Josh Hader and wife Maria welcomed their first child, less than a month after Maria experienced pregnancy complications.
Lucas Alexander Hader joined the world late last week.
“June 15th will forever be the best day ever,” Maria Hader wrote in an Instagram caption.
Last month, Josh Hader briefly stepped away from the Brewers to tend to his wife’s complications. He told reporters that she was experiencing placenta previa, a rare condition, while she was 34 weeks pregnant.
“It’s family. I mean, I love the game of baseball, but it doesn’t come before my family,” Hader said at the time
The 28-year-old Hader is a three-time All-Star, and having another dominant season for Milwaukee.
In 20.2 innings pitched in 22 appearances this year, Hader has 20 saves, 34 strikeouts and a 0.87 ERA.
Hader returned from paternity leave Monday night to complete a save against the Cardinals, with the lead in the NL Central hanging in the balance to shift to whichever team won the game.