The newest little slugger has entered the building!
New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole and his wife Amy are proud first-time parents to a baby boy named Caden Gerrit Cole, who was born on Tuesday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces, multiple outlets reported.
"He's a good mix of his dad and his mom. He's absolutely adorable. He's got big blue eyes and gosh, I just can't stop staring at him," Cole said on Friday, according to the Associated Press.
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The Coles' January pregnancy announcement was fresh off the heels of the MLB star reportedly signing a landmark nine-year, $324 million contract deal with the Yankees, sources told ESPN. Other outlets, including USA Today, also reported the agreement.
Cole, 29, finished off a strong run with the Houston Astros last fall, helping take the team to the 2019 World Series where they ultimately fell to the Washington Nationals. He was up for the 2019 Cy Young Award, but ended up coming in second behind his Astros teammate Justin Verlander.
The couple made their big family announcement on New Year's Day. Sharing a photo of the parents-to-be smiling while holding baby shoes and another of them with a onesie that read, "Baby Cole Coming Soon," Cole wrote in the caption, "Can't wait to meet our son in June. 🥰"
Amy posted the same images in reverse order, excitedly captioning them, "2020: A year of new beginnings. New city, new team, and a new member of the family! Baby Cole is arriving in June and we are overjoyed. 👶🏼💙"
Amy, who tied the knot with Cole in November 2016, celebrated her son in March at a Secret Garden-themed baby shower, showing off her baby bump under a fitted floral-print dress.
Guests attending the outdoor event posed with the then-mom-to-be in front of a wall crafted out of white roses, on which a sign was affixed that bore the words, "Oh Baby."
Other sweet touches at the luncheon event included a fully decked-out long dining table decorated with different-colored glass goblets, various blue-and-white floral arrangements and a menu that began with a Waldorf salad.
"Our little guy is so lucky to be surrounded by so much love! This weekend was truly incredible," Amy captioned one set of photos. "Thank you @lacyoc, @jessicalbosworth, & @jen_schro for throwing me the most beautiful, creative, and thoughtful #secretgarden shower! 🌼💙 Thanks to everyone who helped make it a day I'll never forget!"
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