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