It's a boy for Raul!

October, 6, 2012
10/06/12
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Raul Ibanez had to leave the Yankees' AL East celebration early, but he had a good reason. He was having his fifth child.

A boy named Luca. Mom and son are doing fine, Ibanez said.

"I was opening a couple of bottles and I was told by Mark [Kafalas from Yankee security] that I had to go," Ibanez said. "And I was gone."

Ibanez made it to the hospital in time and now he has two boys and three girls.

"It turned out to be a great day for a celebration," Ibanez said.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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