Royals catcher Buck takes leave after wife gives birth of twins

By: AP
By: AP

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MIAMI (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals are giving catcher John Buck three days of leave because of health concerns for his wife, who gave birth to twins.

The twins were born 12 weeks prematurely, and Buck did not accompany the Royals to Miami for their weekend series against the Florida Marlins.

The Royals recalled catcher Matt Tupman from Triple-A Omaha to fill the roster spot.

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