Mark Feinsand/Bill Hutchinson New York Daily News:
Alex Rodriguez and his wife welcomed a bouncing bambina to their pinstriped world Tuesday.
"We are thrilled with the birth of our second child and the blessing of having two healthy, beautiful children in our family," said A-Rod, who flew from New York to Miami to be with his wife.
Rodriguez said his newborn, whose name was not immediately released, weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
The 32-year-old proud papa was at his wife's bedside and is expected to miss a few games while he's changing diapers instead of batting cleanup.
The baby arrived in an undisclosed Miami hospital five days before Cynthia Rodriguez's April 27 due date.
A-Rod's first daughter, .Natasha, now 3, was born 10 days early.
The Yankees were in Chicago last night, playing the first of a three-game series with the White Sox. Skipper Joe Girardi said he expected the reigning American League MVP to rejoin the team tomorrow in the Windy City.
Besides getting to know his new girl, A-Rod will be able to rest the right quad he strained in Sunday's game against the Orioles in Baltimore.
The Yankees' $275 million man was in New York on Monday, receiving physical therapy for his ailing leg.
It was unclear when A-Rod got word that his wife, 34, had gone into labor, but Girardi indicated A-Rod made it to Miami in time for the delivery.
"I think he got there just in the nick of time," Girardi said Tuesday.
Girardi reached Alex Rodriguez by phone Tuesday and congratulated him and his wife.
"Everyone is doing well. He has a new baby girl, so that's exciting," Girardi said. "He was good. He was excited about his baby."