Several New York Mets are celebrating fatherhood this month with the births of new children.
Today is Mother’s Day and the wives of several New York Mets have reason to celebrate. They have or will soon add new children to the Mets’ family roster.
On Friday, Maxwell Bruce and Madison Wright were welcomed into the world. They were greeted by their loving parents, Jay and Hannah Bruce, and David and Molly Wright. These children are Jay and David’s second born.
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Also expecting soon is Jerry Blevins and his wife, Whitney. They are expecting their first child early next week. Blevins is expected to be placed on the paternity leave list soon, and will most likely miss part of if not, all of the Blue Jays series.
Jacob Rhame is a candidate to be called up from Las Vegas to replace Blevins on the active roster. Rhame was up with the Mets earlier this season and he provided some nice relief in four appearances. The flamethrower, Gerson Bautista is also a possibility, who appeared in two games earlier in the season as well.
Bruce will be coming off paternity list at the end of the series against the Phillies. He will rejoin the team in Flushing prior to Tuesday’s game at home against Toronto.
The Mets will be happy to have him back, as they look to get things going again after a rough end of April and beginning of May.
As for Wright, he remains without a timetable to return and was transferred to the 60-day DL at the end of April with spinal stenosis. He last played in a regular season game in May 2016 and underwent herniated disc surgery one month later. Regardless, David and his wife are one happy couple following the birth of their second child on Friday.
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Congratulations to the Wright’s and Bruce’s, and we look forward to welcoming the Blevins’ first child into the world early next week, as well!