Brian Roberts becomes a father

Brian Roberts becomes a father
August 3, 2013, 5:00 pm
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(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

BALTIMORE –- Brian Roberts fulfilled one of his dreams on Friday night. His wife, Diana gave birth to the couple’s first child, a baby boy, Jax Isaac. He’s 6 pounds, seven ounces.

Roberts was put on the paternity list on Friday. Steve Johnson was activated from the 15-day disabled list.

Manager Buck Showalter said that Roberts could return on Sunday, but expects him to be on the team flight to San Diego on Monday.

He’ll be removed from the paternity list by Tuesday’s game.

Mother and baby will leave the hospital on Sunday.

Johnson was in Bowie on Friday afternoon and arrived less than an hour before the game. He was scheduled to start for the Baysox on Saturday in his third rehab start. Johnson had been on the disabled list for nearly two months with a strained left oblique muscle.