Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia Welcomes Son Dylan

08/20/2009 at 08:00 AM ET
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It’s a boy for Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and wife Kelli!

Following a scary bout with preterm labor last month, Kelli delivered son Dylan Pedroia on Tuesday, August 18th. Baby boy — the first for the couple — weighed in at 7 pounds, and Dustin was able to be present for the birth after hopping a last-minute flight to Boston.

Dustin’s teammate Kevin Youkilis was quick to voice his congratulations. “I think it’s a great thing after all she’s been through and Dustin’s been through, mentally,” the Red Sox first baseman said. “We always joke about dad strength, so hopefully he comes back and keeps hitting home runs. It’ll be a great thing for him.”

While manager Terry Francona is no doubt also hoping that the newest member of Red Sox Nation will translate into increased production from Dustin, he said there is no timetable for his return. “I told him his first responsibility is Kelli and that child,” Terry explained. It is a sentiment which was echoed by Kevin, who added,

“We don’t know when he’s going to come back, and he can take his time, because having your first child, that’s a great thing in life, and we’re excited for him.”

Sources:, Providence Journal

Thanks to CBB readers Mary Beth, Maddy, Abby and Victoria.

— Missy

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Erika on

peeeeedroia! as my 4 yr old says! congrats to them! go red sox!

QueenB on

Congratulations to them…..he should take his time and bond with him baby then when he’s ready he can go back to work, i also love the name Dylan.

Daisy on

I love the Red Sox….so Congrats Dustin!!!!!

JM on

congrats ๐Ÿ™‚ and a lovely name choice might i add ๐Ÿ™‚ my eldest son’s name.

heather lynn on

Congrats to Dustin and Kelli! It’s been a tough road for them so I wish the whole Pedroia Family many congratulations. I love my Red Sox and especially Dustin. This is great news!

Brooklyn on

Congratulations to them! Good to hear he was 7 pounds and healthy!

Baby Carriers Backpacks on

I wonder if he was named after the singer…Bob

TV on

Congratulations to Dustin and Kelli. Had been waiting to hear about the little one’s arrival since the beginning of this month. Was so glad that they finally announced it during Tuesday’s game in Toronto. BTW, Kelli was due the beginning of this month.

Maddy on

SOooooooOOO happy that everything turned out okay!
I was nervous for them
Congrats to Pedey, Kelli and the little peanut ๐Ÿ™‚

jenna on

Congrats to Pedey and Kelli!!

welcome to the next Pedroia the Destroyah!!!

Angelia on

I know Dustin well, we were both in the same class/grade at Woodland High Ca class of 2001! Congrats to him.

Tricia on

Excellent news that mother & son are happy & healthy. And, Pedroia’s back in the lineup & just scored, so, there you go–his first run as a dad!

Heather on

I may be a Yankees fan but I’m very happy for Dustin and his wife that they were able to deliver a healthy baby boy. I know how scary preterm labor is!

phoenix mattress on

wonder what the kid’s pitching speed will be?

Paula on

congrats to kelli and dustin on little dylan’s arrival! =) so glad that everything turned out okay for them!!