Josh Hader, Pitcher For Milwaukee Brewers, Steps Away From Team To Care For Pregnant Wife

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Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader is a true family man. He announced earlier this week that he is stepping away from the team to care for his wife, who has had pregnancy “complications.”

Brewers manager Craig Counsell announced on Monday that “Josh’s wife has had complications with her pregnancy, and they are at a stage where Josh did not feel comfortable leaving.”

And stepping away at this particular moment is no small sacrifice, as Hader is having a tremendous season so far. According to the New York Post, Hader has 15 saves, 21 strikeouts, and has given up just two hits, five walks and no runs in 13.2 innings.

Several months ago, Hader had announced on Instagram that he and the Mrs. were expecting a baby boy in July.

“Whenever we talk about Josh, it’s like how is he gonna get better — and he finds a way to get better,” Counsell said last week on MLB Network. “And that’s just a credit to who he is as a baseball player, and how he’s curious to get better.

“If anything he’s putting pitches exactly where he wants them. I feel like the way he’s training and preparing himself, he’s just locked in when he steps on the mound. His velocity is as good as it’s ever been. He’s just in a great place, and he keeps finding a way to be a little more consistent, be a little better in this area or that area, and it leads to some incredible results.”

Our prayers and best wishes to Hader, his wife, and their unborn son during this time.


Written by Cortney Weil

Cortney Weil has a PhD in Shakespearean drama but now spends her days reading and writing about her first passion: sports. She loves God, her husband, and all things Michigan State.


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  1. Good for him. Have him on my fantasy team and was wondering why he was suddenly away from the team. Very glad to hear this is why (because he’s a good man) though I hope the complications are not too severe and baby and mom come out healthy soon.

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