BOSTON -- Right fielder David DeJesus rejoined the Royals on Thursday and was back in the lineup after being with wife Kim for the birth of their son in Kansas City.
"I was up closer and personal with 'Spidey' at a really, really young age," said DeJesus, who had referred to the boy as "Spiderman" in his prenatal days. "He's healthy and it's just great to see how tiny and he just relies on you for totally everything. It's funny, he'll start crying and I'll look at Kim and she looks at me and it's like, 'What'll we do now?'"
The boy was named David Kingston DeJesus Jr., even though his father's middle name is Christopher.
"He's awesome. I miss him so much," DeJesus said. "I just want to be around him."
In the Royals' 4-3 win over the Red Sox -- which his wife was watching on TV with their newborn son -- DeJesus drove in a pair with a single and a double.