DENVER -- The smile on Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez's face is a little bigger these days, and not just because he will have the stitches removed from his surgically repaired left index finger early next week.
Gonzalez and his wife, Indonesia, became parents of identical twin girls, Carlota and Genova, born on June 13 at 30 weeks.
"It's unbelievable," Gonzalez said. "I think everything happens for a reason. I got hurt, they put me on the [disabled list] and that Tuesday I had surgery and my babies were born on Friday. It was a good opportunity for me to spend time with my wife and my kids. I can't describe how amazing it was. Now they're continuing to grow. Now I'm excited to get back on the field.
"Not that I wanted to be hurt, but it was a perfect time to be hurt, so I could spend time with my family. I was happy to be with my wife when she needed me most."
Gonzalez said his wife is recovering at home, and the babies are gaining strength in a local hospital. Gonzalez said the babies will be home in a couple weeks. The Gonzalezes also have a 5-year-old boy, Santiago.
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