Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and his wife, Chelsey, are expecting their third child this month, and it could cause the two-time Silver Slugger to miss a playoff game.
Manager Matt Williams gave an update on the situation Saturday, saying Chelsey is "very close" and is expected to give birth any day now. Whether it could actually keep Desmond out of a postseason game, Williams did not rule it out.
"Well, there's a chance," Williams said. "With those things you certainly never know. But there are off-days, as well. She's very close and Desi's keeping us well-informed of the events that are going on. We don't know, though. We'll see how it goes. As it sits right now all indications are that she's perfectly fine and the baby is perfectly fine. They're just waiting the arrival. We'll see how all that plays out."
Desmond said the due date has changed several times, but that the earliest Chelsey can be induced is Oct. 11. That's in one week.
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