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Wooten expecting birth of first child this week

Wooten expecting birth of first child this week

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Wooten expecting birth of first child this week

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers reliever Rob Wooten's first weeks in the Major Leagues have gone so well, he does not want to stop. But he will gladly leave the team Wednesday morning to head home to North Carolina for the birth of his first child.

Katie Wooten is scheduled to deliver Wednesday, and the plan is for Rob to rejoin the Brewers on Saturday in Cincinnati. The team will be able to use the paternity list to call up a replacement reliever in the meantime.

"Ron [Roenicke], everybody has been great about it," Wooten said.

Wooten entered Sunday with a 0.75 ERA in his first 11 big league appearances. He didn't allow a run in the first 10, logging 11 scoreless innings to come within two innings of Mike Adams' Brewers record to begin a Major League career.

Wooten's scoreless streak ended when he surrendered a go-ahead run against the Reds on Friday, a game the Brewers won in the bottom of the ninth inning on Jonathan Lucroy's two-run home run.

"It feels a lot better because we won," Wooten said. "It was a great run, but I didn't think about that when I was out there. I wasn't happy about giving up that run. But one run, you know we can come back from that. And we did. Lucroy got me off the hook."

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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