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Roark goes to paternity list, Hill recalled

Jun 19, 2015, 6:13 PM EDT

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With his wife, Amanda, expecting their second child any day now, Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark was placed on the paternity list Friday afternoon so he can be with her at a Washington-area hospital.

Roark, 28, can take up to three days off as part of MLB’s policy on paternity leave. The Nats called up right-hander Taylor Hill to take his place in the meantime.

“I heard from him today,” manager Matt Williams said. “He and his wife are at the hospital. Hopefully everything goes well and we’ll see what his status is. We’ll be able to know more as we get more details.”

Roark is 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA through 18 appearances this season, five of them starts. Hill, 26, rejoins the team after getting optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday. He has a 3.75 ERA through six appearances in 2015.

  1. nattyboh - Jun 19, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    “Paternity test”

    Sounds scandalous

    • nattyboh - Jun 19, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      I swear the headline said test instead of list when first saw it.

      • Quaker - Jun 19, 2015 at 6:21 PM

        It did; very funny in retrospect only.

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