New York Yankees star Gerrit Cole and his wife Amy announced Wednesday they are expecting their first child.
Cole and his wife posted two photos on Instagram to make the announcement. In one photo, Amy Cole is holding two small Nike sneakers with Gerrit on her left. In another photo, Amy Cole is holding a tiny shirt, which read “Baby Cole coming soon.”
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The two said their son is due in June.
It’s been a rewarding month for Gerrit Cole.
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He and the Yankees agreed to the richest contract for a pitcher in MLB history in December. The two sides agreed to a nine-year, $324 million deal.
Cole also came one game from winning a World Series. The Houston Astros lost the series to the Washington Nationals in October.
He finished second in the American League Cy Young Award voting and led the majors with 324 strikeouts and led the American League with a 2.50 ERA.
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Cole’s deal with Yankees tops Stephen Strasburg’s deal with the Nationals. On Dec. 9, Strasburg signed a seven-year, $245 million deal with Washington which was the richest contract for a pitcher at that time. It only took a little over a day for that record to fall.