Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd is the father of a new baby girl. And her timing was better than a bases-loaded strikeout.
Meira Joy Boyd was born on Thursday, and the Tigers pitcher posted a picture of the rookie on Instagram.
“Welcome to the world Meira Joy Boyd!” he wrote. “The Boyd family grew on 7/27/2017. So grateful, God is good! Thanks for coming on an off day.”
The Tigers were off Thursday and open a three-game series against the Houston Astros on Friday at Comerica Park.
Boyd is the scheduled starter for Saturday’s 6:10 p.m. game.