Rocco Baldelli takes his job title very seriously.
The Minnesota Twins announced that their manager and his wife, Allie, welcomed twins on Sunday.
Enzo and Nino were born Sunday night in Minnesota, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The twins are Baldellis’ second and third children. They have a 2-year-old daughter, Louisa.
“The good thing to report is two healthy boys and a healthy mother, so that was good news last night,” acting manager Jayce Tingler said, via the Star Tribune. “Talking to Rocco today, everything is fine.”
Baldelli is in his fifth season leading the Twins. He left the team after Saturday’s 7-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox to return to Minneapolis and be with his wife.
It is unclear when Baldelli will return to the club. The Twins fell to the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 in Ohio on Monday. They have two games left in the series and then host the Los Angeles Angels in a three-game series starting Friday at Target Field.
“I think there’s a good chance it’s three days here and Rocco is back on Friday, but I really don’t know,” Tingler said, via the Star Tribune. “Is there any chance he’ll come on Wednesday? That could be a possibility too.”
The Twins enter Tuesday’s game against the Reds with a 79-72 record and hold a seven-game lead in the AL Central. The Twins are five games away from clinching the division for the first time since 2020.