League ready to go after daughter's birth

League ready to go after daughter's birth

League ready to go after daughter's birth
SEATTLE -- Mariners reliever Brandon League and his wife, Sasha, welcomed their third daughter into the world on Wednesday, then the All-Star closer was back with the team Thursday and ready for work again.

League and his wife flew back to Seattle from the All-Star Game in Phoenix on a private plane and then had labor induced Wednesday, with Cali Sol League arriving at seven pounds, 15 ounces and 21 inches.

"It all went smoothly," League said Thursday. "We got back about 1 o'clock, went to the doctor around 8, induced, baby, released today. Everything was perfect."

Cali Sol joins older sisters Skyler, 5, and Lexi, 4. And proud papa said the birth put everything at the All-Star Game into perspective.

"That wasn't too hectic," League said of the All-Star whirlwind. "That was that, then the baby came and it put everything else into check.

"It's always like the best experience. You think you'd get used to it or wouldn't react the same, but it's the same every time. It's a miracle."

League missed an early workout Thursday prior to batting practice as manager Eric Wedge gathered his team for a light workout to knock the rust off after the three-day break, but League arrived shortly after and was available to pitch in Thursday night's game.